Thank you very much for your response Sirfer. Very helpful. I am based in Boston, US but I would love to take on your offer sometime next year
. It would be great to be able to sail the boat
I am looking for a boat
to sail for few years full time (liveaboar) for a couple and easy to sail singlehanded (not sure if my wife will be with me full time). Rapier 400 appears to have all the sail and navigation
controls close together and cockpit
is very protected. Any comments on these points? As an alternative I am considering Seawind 1160
which appears to be a similar boat in many respects.
I wonder what additional equipment
were you able to squeeze on the boat. Is there a room for a small gentset? I would like to have watermaker
if possible and this means genset most likely... The specification I got from manufacturer lists her displacement
as 5000 kg. This is very light indeed and I wonder how sensitive is she to additional "stuff" being forced on her?
Anyway it is great to hear that you still enjoy the boat and there are no problems with her after 5? years.