Cox Master Mariner

This Vic Martin design from 1977 is quite a surprise package. Not only is she very roomy for her 22ft, she is also, considering her appearance, a very capable performer, particularly off the wind in a bit of a blow. The raised foredeck has two berths under it, while the dinette in the saloon converts to another double. There is a large galley and a good, sheltered steering position. She has an adequate sloop rig as standard, though there was an option for a less efficient ketch configuration. The long keel is flanked by bilge plates, allowing her to dry out upright. She is a safe, comfortable little estuary cruiser.

LOA 6.85m (22ft 5in), LWL 5.65m (18ft 6in), beam 2.65m (8ft 8in), draught 0.92m (3ft),
displacement 3,500kg (7,718lb). Price guide: £6,000 to £10,000.