Nonsuches are well built and seaworthy
however I would not attempt crossing an ocean in one. I do not like the idea of the one big sail, even when reefed there's lots of sail and windage under that wishbone. I also don't like the thought of only one halyard
. I think two Nonsuches have tried circumnavigations and none succeeded. The last guy to try it lost
and drifted a month or so in the Southern Ocean before being rescued. The boat survived abandonment and ended up in South America
, if my memory serves me right.