James Jermain's pick of family and performance cruisers

 In the March issue of YM contains James Jermain’s pick of six long-legged cruisers from the 1990s. In April he chose family and performance cruisers from the same decade.

The March issue is on sale until 8 March while copies of the article from the April issue can be ordered here 

Océanis 381
Price guide £55,000 to £75,000
This second-generation Océanis handles and performs well with a generous masthead rig and a good ballast ratio though…

Moody 36
Price guide £90,000 to £105,000
This is an absolutely typical Moody – substantial, high volume, well fitted out, conservatively canvassed and, of course, centre cockpit. She is a comfortable and…

Sun Odyssey 36.2
Price guide £40,000 to £65,000
This was a popular design for Jeanneau, particulary among charter fleets. But the single after-cabin version, with its huge, athwartships double, makes a comfortable and good-value family cruiser.?

Westerly Oceanquest 35
Price guide £65,000 to £80,000
Whether this is a strictly mid-nineties boat is open to debate since she started life as the Seahawk/Falcon in 1985…

Sun Fast 36
Although designed mainly for racing, like many good designs of her type, the Jeanneau Sun Fast 36 is also a competent, if lively cruising …

Dehler 37c
Price guide: £50,000 to £70,000
Dehler has always had a reputation for lateral thinking and the 37c comes from a period when the company’s inventiveness was at its height…

Price guide: £70,000 to £90,000.
The Sports version of this sleek, low-slung yacht is a flat-out racer with a list of credits as long as your yard arm. On the other hand, the original 362 is, if not a pussycat, at least house-trained…

First 36s7
This is a potentially race-winning boat that is also a genuine fast cruiser – depending on the keel and rig options you choose…