I know this maybe an old thread but I thought I would update so it maybe of value for others.
We ended up buying
a 33' we feel is suited just fine for the 4 of us 2 girls and 2 adults.
These are stock photos from when we bought her over a year ago so a lot has changed.
New ventilation, new headliner
going in new floor coverings upholstery fixing any leaks
repairing all water
damage, all new paint
Having said that she was plenty good as is but we feel that the improvements will be worth it to us.
I think the main point is that you can see with the right layout 33' is ample and families of 4 have done it on less. So I myself was more interested in finding the right layout and build quality / design. We feel the Nantucket
ticked all the boxes for us and after a sail in some heavy weather
we were even more happy. I thought with the high free board she would be more tender
but the factory extra ballast and modern lighter spars may have contributed to her excellent qualities but I've not sailed on another but had heard they may be a bit tender
. This one however is fantastic in a blow and points higher than expected. I'm not as sure about the ones built in Taiwan
but maybe they are the ones that are tender. The ones built in Australia
may sail different to the Taiwan
ones and this one would sail different to the ones with standard ballast and single
spreader rigs that were heavier.
I hope this may be of some insight to others.