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Old 08-10-2020, 18:48   #1
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Seeking information on small pilothouse cruisers.

As the title says I am interested in 30-35 foot ish range, pilot house monohulls to do ocean crossings with.

I do not seek opinions on what is best or if a pilothouse is the right thing to do, just looking for models.

What I have found so far that fits the bill is:
Truant / Saturna 33
Endurance 35

There is also the Golf 32 and Dartsailor 30 but they are pretty slow.
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As the title says I am interested in 30-35 foot ish range, pilot house monohulls to do ocean crossings with.

I do not seek opinions on what is best or if a pilothouse is the right thing to do, just looking for models.

What I have found so far that fits the bill is:
Truant / Saturna 33
Endurance 35

There is also the Golf 32 and Dartsailor 30 but they are pretty slow.
Pilot house...Slow. Generally speaking that is redundant. Doesn't have to be, but mostly it is.
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Old 08-10-2020, 19:11   #3
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Re: Seeking information on small pilothouse cruisers.

Yep there are many others I perused over with a sail area / displacement of 8 or 9.

The endurance has a value of 16.8
Saturna is at 14.19

To be honest the endurance 35 looks to be perfect for my needs but I want to know if there are other good options out there that I am missing due to being built in a different country or whatnot.
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Old 08-10-2020, 20:10   #4
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Pacific Seacraft pilothouse 32
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:13   #5
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Re: Seeking information on small pilothouse cruisers.

Rawson 30PH. Several have circumnavigated.

I have totally retrofitted one, but setup for NW costal cruising (inside passage). Happy to talk.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:14   #6
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I had a Rawson 30 pilothouse and loved it. Full keel, bulletproof pocket cruiser that handled gale force winds in SF Bay without a problem- https://www.cruisingworld.com/sailbo...t-all-seasons/
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:24   #7
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Nauticat 32 or 33.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:38   #8
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Tayana 37, Pilot House model

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Nauticat 32 or 33.
+1 on the Nauticats. I love my Nauticat 36!

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Old 09-10-2020, 08:58   #10
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Re: Seeking information on small pilothouse cruisers.

The Corbin is a bit larger, and vary greatly on their owner fitting out. Fisher has a few at different lengths. The Cape Dory pilothouses are really motor sailors and at the smaller end.

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Yep there are many others I perused over with a sail area / displacement of 8 or 9.

The endurance has a value of 16.8
Saturna is at 14.19

To be honest the endurance 35 looks to be perfect for my needs but I want to know if there are other good options out there that I am missing due to being built in a different country or whatnot.
I built an Endurance 37 from a bare hull and owned and sailed it for 27 years and from Uk to Turkey to Malta. Great boat, perhaps a bit bigger that you want but good livaboard boat. Found cockpit rather small for full length lying a nuisance. However, designed as an ocean going boat.,hense small cockpit. Sad to sell her. Now have a trawler!!
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Re: Seeking information on small pilothouse cruisers.

A "little" biased here...

Sceptre 41 (Canadian-built)
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/sceptre-41

A little larger than 35'
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:22   #13
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Fisher 30. Not great at anything in particular but good all around?
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Old 09-10-2020, 10:21   #14
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We have a Pacific Seacraft 32 pilothouse.
Well built, sails well and the visibilabity while sailing or motoring is execellent. Less that 20 were made so not easy to find. Worth considering.
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Over here there is a very well respected boat called the Frances 34 Pilothouse - also called the Victoria 34 Pilot (not sure why that is) designed by Chuck Paine & comes also with a cutter rig. Designed for bluewater sailing as well as local cruising, apparently. More info here..https://wales.boatshed.com/frances_34-boat-151024.html
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