I own an Escale. I am a retired yacht broker who may have sold a hundred different models in my career. I bought the Escale t(his year ) for one reason: The layout of the cockpit
and the living areas are brilliant. I particularly love the mast
position, at the leading edge of the cockpit
. Reefing this boat is easier and safer than any I've sailed. If I had to choose secondary reasons they would include visibility, ventilation, and quality of construction. Add them altogether and it's the safest (but not fastest) vessel I've ever been aboard.