Like the similar and usually smaller trailer sailer they have design features to make it possible to tow them with passenger vehicles, such as light weight, and short ballasted retractable shoal draft keels. Being cruisers, they also include amenities that provide the comfort of larger boats, such as a cabin , with berths , a galley , a head , and cockpit. Properly equipped, these style boats are capable of long offshore passages,  as proven by circumnavigators Eric and Susan Hiscock , Lin and Larry Pardey , and Tania Aebi , among others. The term was coined in the s as fiberglass sailing yacht building took off. Pocket cruisers are, in general, not fast boats; the short waterline and wide beam required to provide the basic accommodations generally limit their speed. Because of this, designers are willing to sacrifice additional performance for ease of use.
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Sailboat from the year - 8m length - in South Haiti. Sleeps four in double aft cabin and saloon Open plan saloon with U-shaped seating forward Saloon table mounted on mast compression post Large double aft cabin to starboard Heads to port with sea toilet, basin and wet locker Galley to starboard with 3 burner gas hob with oven, single stainless steel sink with mixer tap plus foot pumped cold water and top loading fridge Navigation area to port Eberspacher heating. With a very comprehensive inventory and presented in excellent condition, this pocket long keel cruising yacht offers suprising accommodation for hull length. Available for viewing 7 days a week. Further photos on request. Very well equipped with dual station Raymarine RL70C radar chartplotters, autopilot, heating and more, this solidly built and very sea kindly long keel cruiser is presented for sale in very good condition.
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