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Long Distance Cruisers

When baby boomers wanting to have distance-cruising adventures began to take to the water in earnest four decades ago, the popular notion was that seaworthy, efficient trawlers and sailboats were the only place to look for a proper voyaging boat. These days, well-found power vessels have come to the fore, welcomed by a rapidly growing group of new owners who are interested in boat types as varied as their cruising plans.

Builders are quick to acknowledge that there are vast differences in the intended itineraries and destinations of today’s distance cruisers. Some owners dream of ocean passages to distant lands or island paradises, while other prefer explorations along the coast of the U.S. and Canada. Still others are interested in open-water voyaging closer to home, to Alaska, the Caribbean, Newfoundland, or Mexico. A number of people plan to do the Great Loop, an extended cruise on inland waterways and canals, as well as the protected waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, that allows a circumnavigation of the eastern half of our country.

What all these owners have in common is a love of the cruising-under-power lifestyle, a powerful combination that targets quality of life, self-sufficiency, economy of operation, modern conveniences, and true liveaboard comfort. To that end, builders will provide bow and stern thrusters or pod drives for easier handling around the docks. They’ve selected clean-burning, fuel-efficient single or twin diesels for greater range and economy, and for speed when it is desired. And they provide a wide range of home-like comfort and conveniences to make distance-cruising more enjoyable than ever before.

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