Another design evolution by the world’s highest-volume yacht maker
Reviewed Oct 2016
In strong breezes, both boats felt very dry and secure, but crew comfort was compromised somewhat by the sheer size of the cockpits. Flat seats and large walking areas are great for lounging, but don’t offer much resistance to slipping when the boat is heeled over. However, with a tuck in the main and self-tacker sheeted home, there’s not much need for crew on deck anyway! The helmsperson is better looked after, with seat and foot wedges and drop-down foot braces fitted to the coamings.
Most Senses yachts will be bought by the pure cruising fraternity, but the boats perform well enough to handle club racing. Jib sheeting angles are wide, but a barber hauler is easy enough to rig up and there’s ample winching power to cope with an asymmetric or spinnaker...