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I didn't realize Gozzard was still making new boats. I just looked at their website, picked a random model (G41RC) and saw a few strange things. They claim a half-load displacement of 23,500lbs which seems kind of light given the type of boat, but probably believable. However, they say that their 59' air draft mast is carrying 1341sf of sail area. We have a 63' mast with no backstay to interfere with roach and only carry 1270sf. They have a 65hp diesel with 88gal of fuel, yet claim 958nm range motoring range.

I used to want a Gozzard, and do believe they are built well, but they are no longer my type of boat. My advice for cruising is get a boat with less wood to maintain, and one that performs and handles better. Honestly, for most monohull cruising, it is hard to beat the Hunter/Beneteau type of boats.

Mark
 
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