I'm thinking of a new boat and would like suggestions.
I'd like suggestions for my next boat.
My current boat is a 35' Carl Alberg design built by Pearson in 1962 of ~another material~.
I've had it for 24 years.
Mostly these days I daysail, race on Wednesdays and do an occasional weekend with wife and teenage daughter.
The bulk of our sailing is done in Buzzard's Bay, MA, where standard afternoon conditions are 20 kts and a short two foot plus chop.
It seems to me that he current 13,000# boat is not the best choice for this use.
I'd hope for a boat which:
- sails well in my local conditions
- is pretty
- is moderately easy to maintain
- requires less muscle to sail than a 35' masthead sloop monohull
- has limited accommodations - a couple of berths and an enclosed
head for the ladies
Were it 50 years ago, the boats I'd be most intrigued with are the LF Herreshoff ketches Rozinante, Quiet Tune and Araminta, but it seems to me that the technology has advanced a bit since then and there might be other choices. I'd be looking for advances in speed and ease of maintenance.
Multihulls are intriguing, particularly Newick trimarans.
What do you all suggest I study?