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CS is a boat builder with a strong reputation, and though like so many they are out of business now there are some very nice examples available on the used boat market.
Raymond Wall, a British designer who had worked for CamperNicholson came to Canada in the early 70s, bringing with him the very CN-like design that became the CS27. Later came the CS 33 and 36T(Traditional). These boats were built through the 80s. Ray retired and subsequent boats were designed by Tony Castro and include the CS30, 34, 36M (Merlin), 40 and IIRC a 44 or two.
Several members here are CS owners, notably Mainesail, Vasco, Mitiempo and I'm sure some or all of them will fill you in some more.
Check them out, they are worth a look. Definitely good family boats, the earlier line is not as spacious or accommodating as the Castro boats, but many feel they were more substantially built.. Many CS36Ts have done offshore passages and a friend locally has recently sailed his CS40 from the Caribbean to Vancouver BC via Panama, Galapagos, and Hawaii.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
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