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Compass Classic Yachts

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The HURRICANE is a classic redesign of the Alberg Typhoon by Merv Hammatt of Compass Classic Yachts. This gaff sloop rig has the classic good looks of an early 20th century yacht. The boat has been redrawn to replace the keel with a centerboard reducing the draft to 20" and to lower the center of effort. The cockpit has been opened up and lengthened to a full 11', providing comfortable room for up to 6 adults with plenty of storage area. The trailerable HURRICANE carries 850 pounds of internal lead ballast making her feel and sail like a 25 footer. The varnished wood coamings, rub rails, spars, and interior trim of the HURRICANE's large open cockpit reminds us of a more relaxed earlier time when daysailing meant morning sails, picnics and teaching children boat handling. All this plus the low maintenance of a modern fiberglass hull -- the best of all sailing worlds in one package.