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The company’s fl ush deck designs work better on larger hulls and

this was the largest of its type. She is a striking, sea-kindly Harlé

Mortain creation with a robust masthead rig and fully battened

mainsail. She performs and handles well on all points of sail, though

the low boom can be a hazard. The accommodation is dramatically

styled with contrasting light-and-dark stained veneers. Critics

would say it is too obviously prefabricated, but supporters call it

modern and liken the styling to Ikea. Under the bright wheelhouse,

the galley is on one side, the chart table on the other and in the

middle is an island unit which contains the sinks and stowage. You

drop down a step to the saloon, where you run out of headroom

going forward. She has a large heads aft and six berths in three

cabins, including a spacious double berth in the aft cabin, a smaller

double in the forepeak and two sea-berths in the saloon.

LOA 11.3m (37ft) LWL 9.7m (31ft 10in) Beam 3.9m (12ft 7in) Draught 1.55m

(5ft 1in) Displacement 6,400kg (14,110lb) YM test report April 1990