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American Mariner
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Review Date: Wed January 31, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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My oldest son was in the process of purchasing this 30' sloop. During sea trials, we (the broker and I) expected very average characteristics for this coastal, shoal-keeled weekender. What we found was a ship that sailed a good 1.5 knots faster than expected, with very stable handling (I expect the shoal keel had a part in that!) and very easy operation. They are not made here on the West Coast anymore, but they certainly have my endorsement for a fun and easy first "big" boat to learn on.
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Review Date: Tue June 1, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is the smallest boat American Mariner Industries made. It's a 20' 6" boat with a fixed shoal keel. This keel designed allows you to stand upright in the boat which is amazing for a 21ft boat!

It is VERY tender (so no sea sickness for landlubbers who cruise with you) and is very easy to sail. It has a small sail area for it's size which makes it very very slow in light wind. On the other hand, show me a 21ft boat that will sleep 3 adults and a child and have headroom to stand!

When these boats were made, they were premium sailboats. Unlike the cheaper boats of the late 70's-early 80's, AMIs had fiberglass interiors for a more finished look and the wood trim craftsman ship is very good.

If you would like to know more about these boats, look at: www.AMIYachts.com
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