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Old 03-13-2014, 10:15 AM   #8
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City: Victoria TX
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Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
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This interests me as well. I'm not fat yet but tall at 6'2" and have struggled to find an engine room I have felt comfortable in.

The best engine room I have been in on so far in my boat search was on a Great Harbour GH37, and it was not stand up by any means. The worst was a custom pilothouse where you had to slither into a tiny dark crawl space. I looked at a Nordhanv 46 just for kicks (out of my range) and the engine room was not very roomy IMO.

Do all Defevers have stand up engine rooms? I like the design of the 49 Pilothouse but can't seem to find one on the Gulf or East coast. I also wonder if I will be able to pick a good Defever from a bad one since most in my price range seem to be 1980 vintage or older.

What are some other boats with true (or close) stand up engine rooms under 50'?
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