Originally Posted by ausaviator
Wharram = Malaysian pirate vessel / Chinese Junk. I think the newest generation of cruisers these days prefer something that doesn't "look" like it will sink in the first storm that hits it.
Why so grumpy? I think the newest generation of cruisers these days, by which I mean retirees with a comfortable income
, place comfort at a premium and would shun a Wharram
for this reason, not because they "look like they would fall apart in the first storm". Do you have any examples of a Wharram
, built to specs, flipping or falling apart in a storm? Do looks make a boat seaworthy
? Would you trust a survey
that said simply, "looks pretty strong to me, at least it has a deck saloon
and a targa arch"?
As I said earlier, Wharram's designs place seaworthiness and simplicity over comfort. As for looks, I think this would be hard to beat: