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Mirage 24

This little boat on the mooring next to us, belongs to a young couple with a year-old baby, who get a lot of fun out of her. I’m told even the baby likes the boat.

She has two berths, a galley and a head, and was designed by Cuthbertson & Cassian of C&C yachts, although built by Mirage, which means she will sail well and without bad habits.

I’m a huge fan of the original designers at C&C. Good wholesome designs that can still surprise on the race course.

But here’s the best part. The boat cost the young owners less than a lithium battery bank…a lot less.

Sailing, and even overnight cruising, does not have to be expensive…unless we choose to make it so.

If you are waiting and saving to go voyaging, this would be a fun boat until then.

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Simon Robinson

I love this thought. I sailed happy years in a 21ft trailerable boat. If your crew is content that it’s basically camping at that size, then your cruising grounds are only limited to how far you’re willing to drive (or ferry) to the start of your adventure. And there’s always room for a small one at the shallow end of a busy anchorage.

Felicity Critchlow

My mother called the Mirage 24 a ladies boat as it was so easy to sail. We sailed probably the first one. My dear friend Wolfgang Dzimbowski built this model at Mirage yachts (with Dick Steffen as the president.) Alan