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This is a rugged, solid little cruiser (but the sail area is a bit low...)
Seriously we've known a couple of people with them and they liked them a lot for what they are, compact, economical to run, seaworthy power cruisers. Of course, one of them upgraded after a few years, and another got back into sailing. It's noteworthy that both boats sold easily and quickly.
Beaver Glass Works also built the NorthSea 34, a pilothouse sailboat and for a time produced the 24' Hinterhoeller Shark under licence.
A member of this board, jrd22, can tell you about his Northsea 34 - presumably building practices and quality should be similar.
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)