I have a Watkins 27 and can say it is the best boat of it's size I have been on as far as size of living area and head
room, there are a lot of heavy constructed things about this boat that I can recommend, the first thing was that the keel
is incorporated into the hull
( reef keel) so never a keel
is heavy and there is no rot
issues I can find on the boat. It is not a fast sail with a 10 ft beam on it but it's great for what I want. There is a Watkins owners site and you can find everything about the boat there. Mine was built in 1980 and I wouldn't be afraid to take it most anywhere. Someday I'll be looking for the next step up but for now this has been a great lil cruiser and you can find them very reasonable. Good to have it professionally surveyed to make sure it hasn't been hurt in a hurricane
or something.. Happy hunting!