by Neil Blavin
The best piece of advice I’ve heard about boat buying was from Phil Berman of the Multihull Company – “Buy the boat that suites what your present needs are, not the boat you dream you will need.” With that in mind, I sold my Capri 16.5 a few years ago to buy a trailer-sailer I could overnight with. I don’t like boats that heel a lot, and shallow draft trailer-sailers are notorious for that, so I looked for a multihull. They are faster than a monohull too. There are some beautiful heavier trailerables (the Telstar trimaran, 26 and 32 foot Seaward’s, and others), but I am not comfortable trailering and launching such heavy boats.