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A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

Last months IDB boats have got a lot of attention from the European Nautical press.

I have heard a lot of complains on this forum about not having new interesting small sailboats with offshore potential. Well the Mojito/Malango 888 is one and I like it a lot. If I was younger that would be certainly the boat I would be interested in and even now I wonder if I really need such a big cruising boat and maybe in the future I would opt for something similar...well, just a bit bigger
Interesting Sailboats: MALANGO 888 NEW TEST AND NEW VIDEOS WITH THE MOJITO 888.

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Re: A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

Interesting design but why the dingy storage on a boat that can be beached?

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Interesting design but why the dingy storage on a boat that can be beached?
There's never a beach around when you need one. ;o)
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Very interesting boats to be sure. Shows what you get when you don't start from traditional North American parameters.

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With a model name like Mojito, I'm sure it'll be a hit with some in the cruising crowd.

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Re: A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

It looks like fun, but that cabin does not look like one I would want to spend a lot of time in offshore. Though it does look easy to keep clean. Looks to be quite fast though. The dingy garage seems a bit like a gimmick to me, I would rather have more storage space, especially if taking off shore. Looks like a lot of fun for weekends.
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Re: A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

I think the dinghy storage makes a great deal of sense because on a boat that size it would be hard to find a good place for it. My concern is that there could only be a small dink - but it is still a 30 footer.

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It looks like fun, but that cabin does not look like one I would want to spend a lot of time in offshore. Though it does look easy to keep clean. Looks to be quite fast though. The dingy garage seems a bit like a gimmick to me, I would rather have more storage space, especially if taking off shore. Looks like a lot of fun for weekends.
How many threads on here deal with trying to find somewhere to stash a dinghy while offshore. even on boats over 40' dinghy storage is often a major problem, to see a boat that has solved the issue so cleanly on a 30' is pretty amazing.

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How many threads on here deal with trying to find somewhere to stash a dinghy while offshore. even on boats over 40' dinghy storage is often a major problem, to see a boat that has solved the issue so cleanly on a 30' is pretty amazing.
That dinghy looks like little more than a toy, to my eye... I'll stick with my 9' hard bottom Avon with 15" tubes stowed on my foredeck, thanks... :-)

Very cool boat, no doubt... But for almost $120K, I could probably find hundreds of other boats I'd rather have, but perhaps that's just me...

And all of them would carry more than 9 gallons of fuel, and 26 of water, that's for sure :-)

But for a certain type of cruising, that boat could be a lot of fun, I'm sure it's a blast to sail... Just not my style, is all... And, I would definitely not fit into that dinghy...

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Re: A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

"Garage," indeed!
Betcha that. inna month there'll be a couple of bikes, lawnmower, boxes from the move and a pile of old dried- up paint cans stowed there. . Look it that debris field of flotsam/jetsam when summ'un opens the hatch!! LOL
*IF* I cut out my transom and did a little 'glass work; I could prolly do the same with the WB8. Not that I would, tho..

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