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A Sail Away Offshore Cruising Boat For Less Than US$100,000—Best Hull Material

So far in this series we’ve only discussed GRP yachts; after all, there are certainly more of them out there to choose from. Also, they are more of a known quantity, which ought to make it easier for us to sort the wheat from the chaff—if the 40-ft Ocean Dreamer from Slippery & Chancer Yachts is known to suffer from major structural faults, then we’ll have been forewarned by now to avoid one.

But there are good reasons for looking beyond the constraint of GRP construction…and not just financial.