I had a 1999 26x up until last Aug. I sailed it in the Gulf near Panama City, Fl. and then shiped it to Hawaii. This type of boat is like a cork on the ocean. It is more of a power boat than a sail boat. And, at that it is questionable. In a lake and small bays it sails OK. But again you have to motor mostly. The quality of materials are good, the workmanship is also good. The ability to modify the interior is very easy. But for the price you can find a better stronger boat. I would never have taken mine more that a mile or so from land. Again it was like being a cork bobbing around and not really moving in the right direction in the Gulf/Pacific Ocean.