So the YW listing says sale pending... that's you, I gather.
She's in need of some TLC. Quite the difference in deck plans between the two, isn't there? The flush deck version (yours) reminds me strongly of a 40'ish foot cold molded former Admiral's Cupper currently here in BC.
Difficult to tell from pictures, but she certainly needs a cleanup as I'm sure you know. Trust you're booking a proper survey.
The Beta engine must be relatively recent and is itself worth the asking price of the boat. The Kubota block is a good one, and is used by Universal as well.. plenty of them out there.
Given the flush deck and the existence of a generous trunk cabin version I'm guessing headroom is going to be limited, esp forward of the deck bulge. What you can see of the interior looks clean/dry/sound enough, but it's hard to say for sure.
The central winch system is a limiting factor - our first boat had that too, and while it keeps things handy it's not terribly convenient here. Being 'behind' the tiller makes reaching it from the helm kind of awkward, and with this setup you must release one jib sheet before you can wrap and pull the other... slows things down quite a bit and means more flogging of the sail. Of course, a few boat bobs and you can add some winches, but you're starting to add items that are kinda pricey.
Spiffed up she looks an interesting boat. Performance wise she's probably OK and if you choose sails wisely for the conditions you'll have a decent coastal cruiser for the family.
As a family cruiser I'd prefer the other version, probably.
Originally Posted by sheadford
and re Uffa Fox, looking at the 'his' website it dosn't look like there's a connection. But I've sent them an email just in case
Yachtworld ad lists designer as a Guy Thompson.
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