They're great boats. They sail very well, reasonable construction, and the cockpit
is a very good layout for single-handing. The helm
is forward, so you can easily trim the main and jib
from the helm
. Not too many boats have that.
A few things to consider.
First, they all are old at this point, which means condition will be an important consideration. Likewise, they're likely to have dated equipment
Second, most, if not all, of them came with gasoline engines. Plenty of boats have them, but if the PO has not yet repowered, you may be looking at that.
Third, they are a bit spartan. You can "cure" this for sure, but just be aware.
I have a really close friend who has been sailing his 10M for over 20 years at this point, he loves her, I've sailed on her quite a bit, and I really do like the boat. For club racing
, day sailing
, weekending, and possibly longer cruising for a couple with proper updating, you could do a lot worse.