Crowther design 85

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Cjk, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. catflap
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    catflap Junior Member

    Have been searching the world of used boats by internet and still very keen on the 22 year old Crowther 85 (cruising version) for a live aboard world cruiser. Will inspect her and get a survey in the next month or so. The only other boat that has got me interested is a Grainger Chincogen 520 which is 10 years younger, but AUD200,000 more.

    I understand that the condition and equipment can easily account for more than $200,000 but very interested in any opinions about the pros and cons of each design and the difference you would expect with a 22 v 12 year old boat.

    Similar lengths, construction, both have daggerboards, the Chincogan seems significantly lighter (and a bit less accommodation - not necessarily a bad thing) - so guess it would sail better.
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