I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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I've actually heard the IP termed more of a bluewater boat than a coastal cruiser. The newer ones tend to be somewhat roomy inside, but they are clearly designed for offshore use in MOST areas. I've taken issue with the fact that the 485 and the 465 both have a master berths that are angled. They must be awkward to sleep on in anything but a light sea state, even at anchor. I've also heard there are other issues with their design, including their rudder and some of the chainplate manufacturing. My biggest issue with IP's is that you can get a semi-custom boat from Passport or Tayana for a very similar price to a new IP (at least a loaded 485).
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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