In Festival Boats 2022

She was built in Salt Lake City by a plywood-epoxy master designer of climbing gyms, who dreamed of the sea. Her lines and sail plan are reminiscent of a Lyle Hess cutter, and she was planned and built for long-haul offshore cruising, with simple systems and ample cabin space and storage that make for a great liveaboard. She’s rigged as a cutter, with a long bowsprit, side-laid fir-over-plywood decks, and lifelines all around. Auxiliary propulsion is a 2019 15HP Yamaha outboard; the lack of an inboard engine makes room for a large aft double berth as well as the V berth forward. Accommodation is huge for a 29-footer; her full galley sports custom copper countertops and a vintage 3-burner propane stove, with a four-person, raised dinette allowing you to see out cabin windows while seated. The main salon has a 6′ standing headroom, and there’s an enclosed head with Airhead composting toilet. Integral under-floor water tanks add additional ballast. Her hard chines make her initially tender but very stiff once heeled over.