So after my last thread about fast cruisers with tillers, I have come to realize that I will need to compromise on that and consider wheel steering
Just the other day, a 1984 Beneteau
Idylle 37' popped up on the St. Thomas Craigslist: 1984 Beneteau Idylle 37' Sailboat
. Sounds tempting with a newer Yanmar
and new cabin sole
for $19,000. Before I pursue this one more, is it worth it?
I have read the sparse amount of info on the internet
about these boats. I guess my biggest concern is that 4'4" draft
and its pointing ability. I read one persons post on saying he was on friend's 11.5 and it was a dog upwind. Also, is the build quality acceptable on these? Are they capable of higher speeds than older boats in the same length like Islanders, Cals, Pearsons, etc?
This will be used as an island hopper between St. Croix and neighboring islands. It will be my wife, me, and 2.5 year old son most of the time.
Thanks for your input.