Originally Posted by scarab
standard engine Yanmar
75 HP ( 100 HP optional ) Draft : 6.52 / 1m99 ( lifting keel will folow shortly )
What's wrong with a monohull without it's downsides ?
For me it's a big step in the right direction : much more light, 360° views, everything on the same level, no more crawling down a ladder, with the selftacking jib
made for single
hand sailing, etc..
I was thinking of getting me a cat but this one looks like best of both worlds
Okay, so it has no downsides compared to a traditional mono?
1.)It only needs 75 hp to get to hull speed
2.) It won't sink if holed or swamped?
3.) It doesn´t heel much above 5 degrees - see pictures above.
4.) Has plenty of deck
5.) Can easily carry a large dinghy
on the davits
6.) The layout ensures privacy in all cabins
7.) All cabins have standing headroom
8.) The engine is not in the accomodation.
Probably a few more could be added.
Monos aren't bad boats, you just have to choose what is important for you.
So if the points you mention about light and level are the deal makers for you, then this might be the boat for you.
Good luck with your search. Try a few boats before deciding. Go for a sail with an experienced sailor on the boat type you have little expeience on.
Then make an informed decision.