A cheap way into offshore sailing, this is boat for which the phrase ‘a proper little yacht’ was coined. Slim and elegant with long overhangs, she is an excellent sea-boat for her length and very popular. She has several Atlantic crossings under her belt, not to mention the round-Britain
voyages that launched the careers of professional racers Dame Ellen MacArthur and Katie Miller. Her hull, drawn by Robert Tucker, is rather narrow, which restricts the available space below decks, but the builders managed to squeeze in four berths, a galley and a chart table (with a chemical toilet underneath it). She was fast for her time and reasonably well built. The MkII version has better headroom and an encapsulated iron keel.
LOA 6.32m (2lft 9in), LWL 4.88m (16ft), beam 2.08m (6ft 10in), draught 0.97m (3ft 2in),
displacement 908kg (2,0001b). Price guide: £1,500 to £5,000 YM Test Report November 1968.