The Prouts had been in production for thirty years. They only went bust because they expanded at the end of a boom and got caught by the bust. (Sounds familiar?)
The AFT Mast
is a huge bonus, don't be tempted by the Priveledge Sport Rig, it's no faster and much harder to single
hand. You'll be doing a lot of night sailing, being able to reef and reduce sail without leaving the cockpit
is a huge huge plus.
Old Prout 37's (the Snowgoose) with canoe hulls is as faster than most cruisers, not just the condo's. The centre nacelle houses water
feet etc low down and out of the way. Just watch headroom
in the saloon
and doorway, I'm 6ft3ins but I don't stand in the saloon
anyway. The hull galley
is at a level where chef
is not cut off from the dining table and guests but can still toss pancakes without involving the crew. Great cruisers, I'm not at all keen on the kitchen in the living room arrangement that many newer boats offer. Keep in touch, we're treading similar paths. BB385 later this month for a 5day cruise
on the UK SouthCoast. £550 + Sharing of costs if anyone is interested.