In the early 1970s, this was thedefinitive tough, miniature offshore cruiser thanks, largely,to the activities of Bob Salmon, who founded the Mini Transat and competed in one of these. Heavily-built and with a modest rig, she is virtually indestructible and ideal as a family starter boat. The four-berth accommodation layout is interesting, with a rudimentary galley and chart table encircling the keel lifting mechanism. The cockpit is a good size for day-sailing and the lifting keel means she is at home
in shallow waters and on cheaper drying moorings. The keel is partly outside the hull when raised, so
she doesn’t dry out level except in soft mud. Performance is average, provided the wind isn’t light.
LOA 21ft 9in (6.63m), LWL 19ft 3in (5.87m), beam 7ft 7in (2.30m) draught 1ft 10in to 4ft 6in (0.56m-1.37m), displacement 2,600 lb (1,179kg). Price guide: £2,500 to £4,000.