I have a 13m LOD Ketch and as I knew I would be doing a lot of singlehanding it was the right choice. Equally the Van de Stadt design was perfect for me. Notwithstanding that there are 'ketchs and Yawls" out there that I wouldn't buy. In short it is more than just the sail layout many other considerations will come into play. I hope whatever selection you make provides you with many years of enjoyment and adventures.
Indeed, but it seems a nice design, good layout internally and to be in good order. For a long cruise I think it would be a comfortable boat.
It's the second Colvic I've looked at and I liked both of them. The other one needed some work internally to "freshen" the interior but I'd rather do that on an older boat then a newer one. Both the Colvic's were ketches.
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Arthur: "I don't know - I didn't listen!!"