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I'm under six feet yet headroom was a consideration for me as my boat - Mason 43 - is still primarily an apartment that sails and I consider headroom a creature comfort over say, a/c. ( Mason 44, same hull, different deck has the cabin trunk lowered by 2.5 inches).

I just measured from the sole to the lid along the centerline and it is > 6'8", slightly less forward of the mast where it steps up by a few inches and in the aft cabin where the trunk is stepped down for aesthetic balance. The price is higher freeboard than other flavors, but she is long enough to visually pull it off, sails very well, is comfortable underway and is simply delightful to look at.
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I am the same height as you. I sail a Caliber 40 and do not feel pressed by the overhead.
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The OP may have taken a powder, but the whole subject of headroom is a good one. Wife is 5'11 and I am just a shade under 6'2", so we are not super tall, but tall enough that we notice when we bang our heads on things.

We are looking at the Gemini cats for our first coastal cruiser. This will be the first boat we have owned that actually was enclosed enough for headroom to be an issue. I have seen a lot of other nice boats named here that I would be interested in, except for the fact that our max draft is going to be 2'.
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I'm 6ft 3inches and live aboard my 1991 Ericson 28. The brochure says it has 6ft 1inches of headroom but to be honest I've never really had a problem with those missing 2 inches and I'd happily sail her anywhere. The Bill King designed Ericsons are renowned for their interior volume and the 28 is easily as spacious as most of the 30 - 32 footers I've been on.
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If the brochure says 6'1" and you're 6'3" maybe you don't have good posture.
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Hahaha, my posture is just fine, I walk "extra" tall when I'm outdoors. Yes, there is a need to stoop a bit when I'm onboard but hey, that's boats for ya and until I can afford a bigger, loftier boat I'm happy to compromise.
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I'm lucky that way, being only 5'7".
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Almost anything designed by Bob Perry will have good standing headroom and long bunks. He's a tall guy himself, so....
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My 6' 4" son has never complained about the headroom in my Oday 30, the 1980 to 1984 had a very high build quality and an advertised 6'3" headroom I think.
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Yeah well, all that gets harder as you age.
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