Originally Posted by carlheintz
It's the traditional aft model. I like the boat, but it seems awfully beamy... almost 11 feet on a 36 ft boat... That's my only reservation. I am an old-school sailor and I can't get my head
around how such a beamy boat will sail well in choppy water.
That is an interesting point on beam, however, as a point of reference to consider, the Irwin Citation
31 I am waiting to look at has an 11' beam. The Island Packet
31, one of the most successful IPY's, has 11.5' beam. These are both 31 OAL, considerably shorter boats. 11' beam in a 36 does not seem too unreasonable.
In contrast it seems most boats considered to be 'blue water' are narrower than this. Maybe your usage is to be more than just a coastal cruiser?