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Choosing the right vessel !

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

The Cigale 16, buit by Alubat was one vessel in our selection. Always loved her wide transom and slick lines designed by Finot .

Security, strength, easy handling, speed and charm of life in board, are main characters.

We visited a 1995 built model .

Unfortunately the internal layout has the main saloon under the cockpit .

To achieve enough height inside the designer had to raise the cockpit floor which causes it to be very exposed to the wind and the weather especially in the high latitude sailing conditions.

Definitely not adapted to our route travel plan and certainly aiming to be more comfortable and dry on deck when sailing in rough weather !!

So back to the hunt for a different vessel .

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