I have sailed Nonsuch 26 classic for the past two years in Lake Ontario
. The standing headroom
is about 6' 1", and as everyone realizes there is lots of room inside. Many people have commented that they are more like a 30 footer inside. Interestingly I am often able to keep up and even pass boats my length or longer when sailing. Last year I was away from my dock
for three weeks on two separate cruises. Has anyone mentioned they are designed to be sailed almost flat, maximum recommended heel is 15°? This feature may be very attractive to your wife and others. I have been out in the strong winds healed over, reefed the main, which is done from the cockpit
, then sailed almost flat, with a modest and sometimes no loss of speed. In Canada
this boat is usually sold for under $30,000. Other sailers, starting with the surveyor
, often comment on the high build quality of the Nonsuch. There is an excellent owners website which you may find interesting. As you can guess I highly recommend a Nonesuch 26 classic.