Builder of high-performance racing boats many of which are suitable for some level of cruising.
Organizing body for racing in J/105's. Ten fleets around the U.S. coastline.
Review of a "a boat that was intended to cruise at least a bit, as well as race as a one-design" shows "the flat rejection of interior volume and cushiness in favor of simplicity, performance, and good looks."
Horner reviews the thinking behind this racer/weekender design, its construction methods, and its history, including pricing history. He identifies design or construction problems that have been found in older boats. Comments include: "I don?t think this boat fits any reasonable person?s definition of a 34-foot cruiser. Let?s just say this is a multiple-purpose ?fun boat? that will appeal to sailors who place more importance on one-design racing and responsive performance than entertaining or cruising on weekends."
"There are no teak louvered doors, and a dried plant in a macramÃ©d whiskey bottle would be way out of place here," says Perry. "Galley and nav areas are minimal but there are comfortable settee berths in the main cabin."