I've had my Mercator Mark 2 for twenty five years. Superb sailing and strength. I had several boats over the years and cruised or raced on many others. For the price, it would be hard to find something else with equivalent solid hull/rig and sailing charactersitics. I have a couple of early articles on histroy (including the story of the Skoog brothers of Mercer Island circumnavigating on Brinestormer) and review by Robert Perry (and ph number of one of the original builders). She's been for sale off and on over the years. Built as first edition of Mercator w/ squared wooden house. Mark 2 had fiberglass rounded house and coaming.