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The last issue of Good Old Boat had a very detailed article on this topic
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Marchaj's Seaworthiness: The forgotten factor explores all of the points made be Jeff above and is still well worth the investment. Seakindliness in a boat becomes a matter of seaworthiness once crew capabilities become reduced.
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Look also into a nice comparison by Beth Leonard (in her book and articles) of their old boat a 38 foot design which she liked for its easy motion and their new 47' aluminum boat that although bigger is not more comfortable.
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Re: Seakindly Boats vs.the rest

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There seems to be a variety of things happening in yacht design. Some offer an improvement in sailing ability and comfort and some don''t.
The sailing ability that is emphasized in modern yacht design is an attempt to emulate racing boats....theoretically faster than the guy in the next slip, but takes alot more work and is hard in rough weather.
The interior has long been designed around the "average sailor" which in the US is a husband, wife and kids keeping their boat in a marina doing weekend coastal cruising with the interior design to satisfy the housewife (we all know who controls the purse strings).
Americans like to have a dedicated room for sleeping, so the marketing industry came up with a large Vee berth....absolutely the worst place to be below in nasty weather.
Full keel doesn't necessarily mean slow
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Re: Seakindly Boats vs.the rest

Good info in this post... spanning 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2013.
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