Kirie Feeling 486: Impressions
I am considering an upgrade to a larger boat (currently a Sovereign 28 which I finished from a bare hull 19 years ago). Currently docked in front of it is a 1996 Feeling 486, which is for sale. Made by the Kirie yard in France, btw. Its been on the market for a while, and the price has dropped, so they may be open to offers. When I googled 'Feeling 486' I didn't find much. There are some for sale, but I couldn't find any of the technical/evaluative information that I need. I have a thing about hull-deck joints and glassed in bulkheads that I can't see without tearing things apart. The Feeling 486 seems to be charter-genre, a bit better than Beneteau, but that's all. I'd really appreciate any comments about its offshore/cruising ability and construction quality.