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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » M - Boats starting with 'M' » Marshall

 
Marshall 22
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Description: Marshall 22
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu May 29, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Beamy, stable, traditional w/ 388 sq.ft. gaff rig, oval cabin/cockpit shape and oval ports. All hardware bronze & good quality. Yanmar 3cyl diesel, name brand bits and pcs. Much teak to heavy scantlings. Sails well on reach and run, not as close to wind as sloop on beat. Comfortable, very well-built w/ no skimping on materials. Big, roomy cockpit equal to most 30+ footers. I have found the builders at Marshall, and the people who sail Marshalls, to be a solid group who have always been helpful with good advice on all aspects of owning, sailing and maintaining a catboat. They have been honest, friendly and forthright. Several fleets of Marshall cats (18's and 22's) exist on the east coast from ME to FL, so you can find company if you wish.

I have owned mine for close to 10 years and consider her a treasure. I have never been able to row away from her without looking back to admire her beauty.

As to vices: like all cats, she is best reefed early, as you'll soon learn if you wait too long, mister. Does not have standing head room (few 22' boats do), but she is a "big" 22' as evidenced by her almost 10.5 ft. beam and 6000lb. displacement. Cabinet work below, while strong, well-bonded and attractive (white painted ply, mahogany trim and 4" royal blue cushions) is not top yacht quality joiner work.

Marshall only makes boats to order, hence there are usually only a few for sale at any given time and they are not cheap. They currently run close to 50K new; mid-teens(late 60's - early 70's w/ gas engines) and up, used. If you order new you can get John Garfield at Marshall Marine to give you the interior lay-out you want and could probably get the interior joiner work you want, if you are willing to pay.


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rlevy
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Registered: February 2008
Posts: 5
Review Date: Tue April 1, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Great room and beautiful
Cons: wheel steering had lots of play

My brother owned his 22 for less than a year. I have owned a sanderling for 24 years and love it.
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catboatbill
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Registered: October 2009
Review Date: Thu October 29, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Beautiful, traditional, fast
Cons: lack of headroom

This is a very well built traditional boat with a suprising turn of speed. A great coastal cruiser. Needless to say with her enormous cockpit and lack of ultimate stability she is not suitable for extended offshore passages where she might meet extreme condtions.

I have cruised the Maine coast without an engine for more than ten years and would not trade her for anything else. She is comfortable and dry and frequently can sail right by boats half again her lenth. She is simple and quick to rig and unrig at the ends of the season.

Everybody seems to say that the Marshall 22 is not as weatherly as equivalent sloops. I have not found this to be true (perhaps my boat's lack of a propeller has to do with this) and she is really outstanding on a run or a reach. Did I mention that without big overlapping headsails it is always easy to see where you are going. The big, comfortable cockpit is a joy.
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