Registered: January 2000 Location: maryland Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri October 29, 1999
Would you recommend the product? Yes |
Price you paid?: None indicated
| Rating: 0
A spacious center cockpit cruiser with more speed than the average 39 foot charter yacht. Being one or two feet narrower (12' 2")at deck than an IOR design of similar length the 39' hull produces less resistance at higher angles of heel. The standard, moderately long fin keel draws 5 feet 6 inches, there is also a shoal draft version with 9 inches less draft. End grain balsa- a first rate core material - is used thoughout the hull & deck. C & C liked to stress that it used isophthalic resins for the gel coat & exterior skinning layer which is applied just inside the gelcoat - making it very highly resistant to osmosis.
Large anchor and transom lockers on deck provide more room than should be required for the anchors/chain/fenders and usual gear.
Below decks the accommodations will be comfortable for 6 with 3 double berths plus a single; the two spacious heads located at the V-berth and the main aft cabin provide the usual ammenities with very good cubic space.
The aft cabin Queen size berth lies transverse which may prove a little unusual in a rolly anchorage for some. The finishing details are very well done using a wealth of varnished teak throughout the interior with the exception of the heads which use fully molded fibreglass shells to keep maintenance to a minimum while removing the opportnity for seam leakage. If the accommodations for cruising have any negative aspect is the lack of storage below decks for what is otherwise an exceptionally large living space.
Boat specifics -Hull Speed - 7.8 knots. Sail Area Displacement - 14.36. Capsize Ratio - 241 LWL/Beam - 2.735
Motion Comfort - 31.49.
Overall a high quality, well finished yacht with all of the space required for comfortable cruising while providing a very respectable sailing experience in 8 + knots of breeze.
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