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This long-keeled David Thomas design from the late 1960s came in two versions. The more popular was an unusual-looking, semi-flush-decked sloop with six berths in two cabins. A ketch version was launched later. It had six berths in three cabins. Headroom in the sloop peaked at 6ft(1 .8m), but the ketch managed 6ft5in (2m). She had high volume tanks for extended cruising. The sloop had a slightly larger sail area and was undoubtedly the better performer. After the closure of Peter Webster in the mid-1 970s, the moulds passed through several hands so build quality is variable.


LOA 31 ft (9.5m)

LWL 24ft 2in (7.4m)

beam 9ft 4in (2.8m)

draught 4ft 8in (1.4m)

displacement 11 ,7001b (5,339kg).

Acknowledgements to Yachting Monthly


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