We have been very pleased living aboard
and cruising our Morgan
Out Islands since 1973. We've been aboard our current
413 for the last 27 years. The sloops point to windward a little better than the ketches, though we like our ketch
for access under the 55' bridges. Downwind performance is lacking in our ketch
unless we use our gennaker
(cruising chute). Any choice will have compromises, but the Morgan
OI gives great space and comfort. Be aware that it's not an "Out Islander", but an Out Island. There is a vessel known as an Islander, but that's not a Morgan.