Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Portland, OR
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Finding a Fast Cruiser
Searching for a true racer-cruiser or "performance cruiser" is quite a chore these days. Most vanished from the mainstream production sailing market by the 90's.
Another poster suggested a J35C, and I would second that. I have been aboard a J37C quite a few years ago and liked it too.
You might want to look at the 80's Ericsons, mostly the Bruce King designs but also the very quick E-36 (Ron Holland). All these boats have full teak interiors for cruising.
You might also hunt down a sistership to our Olson 34 (rates phrf 99 down in SF). What with only 39 built, there are seldom any on the market. We have a full cruising interior and good sailing cockpit and deck.
The current crop of boats seem to be an either/or proposition.