Agree with Mitch; 10M has a lot going for it. Pretty sturdily put together, nice lines, and well enough equipped with spars and sailhandling gear to take some tough going if she has to. There''s also sufficient freeboard to handle some rough water. Below, she''s not huge, but big enough to be comfortable. Also, if I remember correctly, she''s got a skeg hung rudder? That helps peace of mind if there are lobster or crab pots around. Definitely a lot more boat than what you may be used to.