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Old 20-09-2016, 15:36   #16
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Re: Passport Yacht Experience

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Old 20-09-2016, 18:31   #17
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Re: Passport Yacht Experience

Originally Posted by HankOnthewater View Post
I found there was a quite diverse menu on the passport table:
Passport 40 40.0 Perry
Passport 41 41.0 Perry
Passport 42 42.0 Huntingford
Passport 44 43.0 Perry
Passport 45 45.0 Doug Peterson/Huntingford
Passport 456 45.0 perry
Passport 47 47.0 Perry
Passport 49 49.0 Perry
Passport 50 50.0 Huntingford
Main source of above info is "sailboat data".

And then I have seen and been on others that were derivates built in strip-plank or even steel. The ones I have sailed (Slocum 43, which is same hull as Passport 42, and the 45/458) were well built boats, sailing wonderfully well once in the groove. None, well none that I have been on, were racing boats, just built for comfort.

BTW the '45' model was imported and marketed initially by the Passport company, but later sold as the Liberty 458, which in turn has a lot of things common with the Kelly Peterson 46.......

'Sailboatdata' gives a good overview, but states that all boats were built in Taiwan by their ‘yard’. I seem to remember that more than one builder was used by Passport and maybe even one in China, but that is only going on memory. is the worlds largest sailboat database.
and type in, next to 'boat': :"passport"

Or, if you have any questions, ask the company:
hmmm, of course the answers could be biased toward their brand......
The Liberty 458 where built in the shin fa yard with hans christians. They were based on a stretched kelly peterson 44 (to 46) hull. I thought the passports were built in different yards.

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Old 25-03-2017, 16:52   #18
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Re: Passport Yacht Experience

Originally Posted by ontherocks83 View Post
I haven't been able to find much first hand knowledge about Passport Yachts so I want to ask if anyone has some insight about them? When we go to buy in a few years, I found that I can get a used Passport for the same price as some new boats.

Does anyone have experience about their quality, sea handling nature, reputation etc?

Thanks all

I have a stunning 1999 Passport 43 that is often mistaken for a Hinkley. The boat is basically a Passport 40 with an upswept transom extension. They have a modified full keel with a slag hung rudder, backing up is a learned skill and takes practice. They sail well and on a reach 10 knot speeds are not uncommon. Under power she will motor comfortably at 6.5 knots, 1 gph (50 hp Yanmar). Don't expect a high performance racer/cruiser as she is heavy (33,000) but she is well built, safe, comfortable and sweet to look at. The Passport 40 (1980's vintage) is a boat that is hard to beat.

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