Another locally built boat that may fit the bill is a Sceptre 41/43. The 43 is a open transom version of the 41.. no longer built, the last was a custom job in 2005, but several 41s around.. at least one of which has done several circumnavigations including ice-to-ice.
View Boat Photos - YachtWorld.com
Voyage of the Solstice
I can put you in touch with several local owners.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
Last edited by Faster; 01-26-2010 at 03:34 PM.