Caravela 22

A Sonata look-alike from 1978, she was designed by Leo da Costa as a small racing yacht with family cruising potential. She had plenty of room below, with two long quarterberths and two more in a separate forecabin, under one of which is a sea toilet There is a simple galley with gas or alcohol stove. She has sporty, rather tender performance and handling, but would suit a dinghy sailor trading up. More than 100 were built.

LOA 6.71m (22ft), LWL 5.79m(19ft), beam 2.49m (8ft 2in), draught 1.3m (4ft 3in), displacement 1,135kg (2,500lb). Price guide: £3,500 to £5,000. YM Test Report August 1979.