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I sailed on one for a few days.....
In January '92, when I bought my boat in Miami, I sailed on "Oasis" with the owner Jerry, and another friend Jurgen Heil, from Germany. It was a nice boat, sailed great, with a lot of good gear for the time, weather fax, radar, SSB (short band radio of some kind). It was a real treat to sail on a boat like that, since it wasn't a great boat for paid chartering, with no big forward cabin etc, or I'd have never had the opportunity to sail on one. It was just a spur of the moment trip.
Jerry said, "What are we doing sitting around here ? Lets go to the Bahamas !" It was a blast sailing across the Gulf Stream, on the way to the Berry Islands. It was a pretty fast trip since Jurgen had to be back in about 4 or 5 days to fly back to Germany.
I was impressed with the boat, it had electric winches, and racing gear, spinaker etc.... not the usual cruising stuff. I loved the wide open deck, and performance too. It drew a bit of water, we dragged it in the sand a few times, but it had the power to go through the sand easily, it wasnt any problem at all getting free. I think it drew about 6 or 7 feet.