PRICE £50,000-£70,000 YEAR 2010-2014
This injection-moulded, Marc Lombard design is a fast cruising yacht, which could be made even sportier by opting for the taller-rigged ‘Performance’ version.
She’s quite a beamy boat, which means her accommodation is spacious and bright. She also has a long waterline, so is quick off the mark in either version.
The cockpit is a decent size with a huge, deep locker and all the important controls are near the helm, which has wheel steering as standard. The helm seat opens allowing unrestricted access to the transom platform. Decks are clear of foot-stubbing clutter, with the genoa sheet tracks well inboard, and the foredeck has a good anchor locker with the windlass plinth below deck.
In standard form she has a fairly conservative sail plan, but plenty powerful enough for cruising. She points well due to the depth of her centreboard when fully lowered and stands up to her sail well, although she’s not quite so stiff as the fixed, deep fin-keeled Performance model. The fixed keel stub, which is also the ballast, has large wings each side to improve stability when beached, along with her twin rudders.
Below, the layout is simple, yet practical, bright and spacious. Headroom is 1.85m (6ft 1in) and her plumb stem allows the vee-berth to be positioned well forward, thereby giving plenty of space in the saloon. The small chart/coffee table is half over the port settee, but it slides aft against the bulkhead and an infill allows the settee to be used as a long berth.
Aft is a huge transverse double berth, designed so that you can sit up in bed and read with your legs under the cockpit sole. It’s not always ideal, though, should the person sleeping on the inside need to get up in the night.
The L-shaped galley is well equipped with lots of handy stowage, although it could do with a worktop extension.
A beamy hull offers plenty of space without sacrificing speed