So, after spending God knows how much time browsing through Yacht World, I have stumbled across a S2 9.2 that seems to meet all the requirements I am looking for. It looks to be in good condition, with a brand new 18 HP yanmar
, a large complement of sails
(most of which are under 3 years old) including a fully battened main, new standing rigging
, a fresh bottom job, wind
gen and solar
panel, new batteries (4), expanded tankage, gps/radar/autopilot/ect.
All of this at a price
well within norms for an S2. I am actually a little suspicious of the price
to be honest. (Which means I will be getting a survey
, so if anyone knows a good surveyor
in NC that they would recommend let me know.)
I am purchasing
the boat for coastal cruising and short passages such as taking her to the Bahamas
. Eventually, I would like to sail down the South American coast to Patagonia.
I know she will not do as well in heavy weather
as a larger displacement
boat, but other than that does anyone have any insight into S2 sailing characteristics? I have not yet had the chance to sail on one. Any other info such as prevalent maintenance
issues, livability, ect would be greatly appreciated.