George and Stacey Sass have decided to downsize from their 43-footer, but what boat might fill the bill?
Developed by Larry Graf, who started Glacier Bay Catamarans, this is an innovative power cat design that features asymmetrical hulls, with a single diesel. www.aspenpowercatamarans.com
Nordic Tug 26 This is a redesign of the little tug that started it all. It’s good-looking, well-built and powered by a single diesel. www.nordictugs.com
North Pacific 28 Pilothouse Designed by Chesapeake Marine Design and built in the Far East, this is a lot of boat for the money. www.northpacificyachts.com
Padebco 27 This Maine-built Down Easter is absolutely beautiful and available with twin outboards. A new one is priced out of our range, so we’d have to find someone willing to part with theirs. www.padebco.com
Rosborough 246 With a cult-like following, this pocket cruiser has a reputation for being well-built and seaworthy. It’s available with a single diesel; twin outboards are the more popular power option. www.rosboroughboats.com
C-Dory Tomcat 255 Powered with twin 150-hp outboards, this is one fast power cat (40 knots wide open throttle and 20 knots cruise). It sports the same salty looks and quality build as the C-Dory line of monohull cruisers. www.c-dory.com
Cutwater 26/28 This new line of diesel cruisers is from the folks at Ranger Tugs, and it offers a host of clever design details to make cruising more enjoyable. www.cutwaterboats.com
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This article originally appeared in the July 2011 issue.