Samson 52ft Ketch Hello

Samson 52ft Ketch Hello

We are thinking about buying a professionally built Samson 52ft motor sailor ketch & use it for some cruising. Friends of ours who are better qualified than us have suggested that it is more at home on the motor than sailing & would be potentially an expensive proposition (they are NOT anti-ferroboats). How can we research the capabilities of the design? We are relatively inexperienced at this stage in cruising & in ferroboats.,David MacKinnon,,Submit


Hi David, I think you will find that she is an auxilliary sailing ketch not a motor-sailer, so your friends are incorrect in that context. The Samson range of similar designs I have found to be good ocean cruising vessels.

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