There has been a brief but interesting discussion here ,
about the yacht "Marie Michon" .An older type of very heavy displacement designed by Bevil Warrington-Smythe in the late 1920s I believe .She was reputedly a good sailer , comfortable and seaworthy .Here are a few photos from a book by Francis Cooke (courtesy of Dick Wynne ).
I wonder why such designs have been so overwhelmingly displaced by lightweight designs ? It seems that "Michon Marie " would suit many as would the US designed version featured in WB No. 85 in 1988 "Corineus " ,a very slightly smaller version of the same concept .
What does the panel think ?