I have never owned a Polaris 43 myself, but my boss had one built in Taiwan
and I sailed on a few times. He took it on a one year cruise
from San Francisco
, then Hawaii
and home, but he never could get his new wife to buy into the program and sold
it soon afterwards for a canal boat
As I recall
, he had Robert Perry himself redesign the boat
with more of a flush deck
, so the reports of pirated designs doesn't align with my memories. We would spend our lunch hours figuring out things like propellor sizes, and he took several trips to Taiwan
while it was being built.
My impressions on San Francisco
Bay were that it was a sweet cruising boat and a joy to sail.