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A freedom 32 fits the bill.
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The later versions of the mid-to-late 80s Ericsons had aft head layouts, they could go on your list. E32,34,38 among them.
Actually the E32 never had an aft head layout.

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Actually the E32 never had an aft head layout.
Then what about this?
ERICSON 32-200 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com


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Re: Aft head boats

Our Benny 361 has the head right at the base of the companionway steps.
"Classic Plastic"? Don't fit that bill. But she is a great coastal cruiser.

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Re: Aft head boats

Jeanneau's from about 82 on have options for aft heads. The smallest that I know of are in the 27-28' deck length range. Arcadia is 28 on deck, hard to find, built from 84-86, sun dream 28 same hull, different deck for a couple of years, then named a sunway 28 for 2-3 yrs. 1000 or so total of these hulls. Size on par with a catalina 28, but 20-30 secs a mile faster, no shower/hot/cold water.
Attalia is 30' LOD, built from 83-88 or so, over 1000 of these built. Fairly common here in the states. again, no amenities as many boats in this range of yrs did and did not have.
If you can go to 36', the sunshine, a Tony Castro design as the Arcadia is, it has 2 and 3 cabin version.
There is another in the 34' range that at this time typing, I am not remembering the name. Of these 4 80's models, the Attalia and Sunshine models are most common.

Here is a review of the Arcadia, HERE is listing of many Jeanneau reviews.
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Actually, Ericson built several models with an aft head layout. They were all 80's models, AFAIK.
Ericson 32-200, E-34 (80's model), E-38-200, Olson 34.

We have the O-34, and really like having the head and it's own hanging locker right adjacent to the companionway. We also have a forward-facing full-size nav table.
We do lack the number of lockers and tankage of the 80's Ericson models, though. Our boat is a very fast cruiser, but then... like, you know... everything's a compromise.

Like some other posters, I would strongly advise you to look first at quality and basic engineering, as not all the sail boats out there are constructed to the same 'offshore scantlings'. If you are going into open ocean for days of self-sustained offshore sailing/voyaging, pick quality first.

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I understand that heads that are too far forward become somewhat of a bucking bronco in rough weather.
They are. You do not need rough weather, just big seas. And it is worse if you are close hauled.

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Re: Aft head boats

Thanks everyone for the responses so far. There are some great possibilities to look at.

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Like some other posters, I would strongly advise you to look first at quality and basic engineering, as not all the sail boats out there are constructed to the same 'offshore scantlings'. If you are going into open ocean for days of self-sustained offshore sailing/voyaging, pick quality first.
Agree. In the end, head location will probably be down the list a bit compared to other factors. Because, seriously, do I want to tell people I picked a boat because of where the crapper is?

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Thanks everyone for the responses so far. There are some great possibilities to look at.



Agree. In the end, head location will probably be down the list a bit compared to other factors. Because, seriously, do I want to tell people I picked a boat because of where the crapper is?
I actually consider that to be an important consideration.

On a single head boat, I would prefer it to be along the centerline and aft.

On a two head boat, they need to be on opposite sides.

I have a rather extensive list of what I like on boats. Head location, orientation and size on on that list.

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Yep I also think this a great layout for all the reasons mentioned. The OP said 30+ but I've tended to "browse" boats more in the <30' range. Here are a few off the top of my head:

Shannon 28
J-28
Compac 27
Dana 24

Although I'm usually drawn to the more classic full-keel type boats the J-28 in particular has always struck me as a uniquely practical boat. In nearly every practical way it would be a huge step-up from my Contessa but only 2' extra length and upkeep dollars..

(You can't actually see the head in these pictures...)


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