I really like the look of the CSY yachts so far and really like the 44 mid cockpit walk over.
I used to own A CSY 33
and CSYMan still does. The 44 walkovers are a popular Cruising boat. They hold a lot of stuff have large tanks
. You'll find many have been refit
but if it never was it probably needs it. They are pretty comfortable and take a serious beating. They are not fast but will handle heavy weather
just fine. The CSY 33 has a spaciaous saloon
that is actually a few inches bigger than the 44. It has no aft berth. The 44 basically adds a bit extra to the cockpit and and nice aft walkover cabin
Handling by one person takes some experience before it is easy. I would say that about any 30+ ft boat. As displacements rise over 15,000 the boats need to be eased into tight places. You can't easily fend the boat off with just a hand on a piling. They carry a lot of momentum and can lose steerage at very slow speeds. You really have to know how the boat behaves so you can anticipate it. Having a good autopilot
makes many things pretty easy since you can hold the boat on course as you raise the sails
or take them in.
I always liked our CSY 33 and I do miss it from time to time. You'll never win the ugly boat contest any place you go. At anchor
she was a great boat and behaved well on the hook. The CSY users group is found at: http://www.topica.com/CSY
It's the best place to find out more about them a it's about the only place they hang out. They are a friendly bunch almost like they are here