Yachting Monthly - - EXPERT ON BOARD -

‘Stor­age can be a real is­sue with smaller yachts. They are de­signed to max­imise liv­ing space and to that end, stowage space can be com­pro­mised. It’s not a prob­lem if you’re day sail­ing, but when plan­ning an off­shore or ocean pas­sage, you need to think about any ad­di­tional equip­ment in­clud­ing storm sails, a sea an­chor, ad­di­tional en­gine spares and tools, an EPIRB, an off­shore lif­er­aft and flares, a satel­lite phone or SSB ra­dio, ex­tra drink­ing wa­ter, food and ex­tra fuel. The list goes on, but the cock­pit lock­ers do not so you will have to be very se­lec­tive over what you take and how much spare wa­ter or fuel you need.’

The in­te­rior of a Contessa 32. Better stor­age than on many small yachts, but still limited

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