Originally Posted by bjung
One complaint: The powerboat style portlights in the hull are huge and fairly low to the WL, and in my opinion out of place for a dedicated blue water cruiser. I know, more light down below, but the possibility of their failure on passage would be catastrophic and not worth the risk in my book.
It will have to do with the way they are mounted. They can be bullet proof. Sure in 15 or 20 years they would have to be changed but that seems to be a small price to pay for enjoying the scenery.
Anyway I am quite sure that if you say you don't want them they would not have any problem in providing you a hull without openings and save some bucks in the process