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We were having so much fun, we lost track of where we were, and then Sploosh. We bumped the bulb into the mud at the mouth of the Severn River. No problem. We just rigged the portable winch on the cabin top, fed the hoisting line through the hole in the deck, and hoisted the keel until we were free. The keel is not designed to be adjustable under way, but this little escapade shows how beefy the keel trunk is (no damage), and how useful it is to be able to lift the keel when you need to. The keel retracts until the bulb meets the hull and the hull sits flat on a low trailer and can be easily launched from a ramp.
The boat has a 10 horsepower Yanmar diesel with a Saildrive unit and folding propeller. It has plenty of power to push the boat up to 7 knots, but the boat’s light air performance is so good that you may not want to turn the engine on except when the wind speed dial reads zero.
Headroom: 5'9", Berths forward 6'9" (max), middle 4'11", aft 6'3", cockpit seats 4' x 8'
PRICE: $82,346 (USD) (base, FOB British Columbia) includes deck hardware, standing rigging
BUILDER: Sylvana Yachts, Penticton, British Columbia, www.sylvanayachts.com
DESIGNER: Alan Andrews, Long Beach, CA, www.andrewsyachts.com
Draft: Max draft 7*
Displacement: 3,750 lbs
Ballast: 1,290 lbs
Sail area: main 326 sq ft, Jib 203 sq ft, a-sail 1,065 sq ft
Fuel/water/waste: 10/5/6.5 gals
Power: 10 hp Yanmar with saildrive
Displ.-length ratio: 98
Sail area-displ. ratio: 35
Ballast ratio: 34%
• Lifting keel
• Light-air performance
• Decent accommodations
• High freeboard
It sailed like a witch in the light stuff. The lifting keel saved us lots of trouble getting off a shoal. I didn’t bump my head too much down below, and the helm has a responsive feel that brought a smile to my face. Seems like Sylvana Yachts answered all the questions they were asked.