Safe and easy anchoring

At Allweather Boats we have long been aware the seas are not generally sunny and calm. That fuel, repairs and towing is expensive and distant. That you are on your own when you leave the marina.  That high speed may be justifiable for war machines but uses 8 to 10 times the fuel and maintenance of a displacement hull per mile. That for general sea duty a ballasted inboard diesel powered displacement hulled double ender far exceeds any other in terms of fuel efficiency, seaworthiness, safety, reliability, utility and comfort. That gasoline is an exceedingly dangerous marine fuel. That there will be a lot of fuel guzzlers for sale soon.
The double ended hull is unequaled in seakeeping ability and its low power requirements. It was developed over many years by people whose life and livelihood depended on their boats. It pushes easily because of the nice entry and leave. The flared bow combined with the substantial freeboard enhance the boat's natural seakeeping ability. This particular size vessel is about as large as is practical to trailer or anchor via armstrong ground tackle. We pay particular attention to keeping the weight low and centered which is of significant importance for stability. (Professional evaluations indicate our stability and righting moment are better than any other known power boat and equal to ocean racing sailboats.) The centered pilothouse makes for a good ride and reasonable vision. Our construction and layout is designed and built for strength, access and long life. The galley in the pilothouse is particularly apropos when single handing. Our utilitarian vessel is quite a departure from most any other cruiser as we address the reality of being on the water. Our self-bailing cockpit, with its raised hatch covers, is an excellent steering station for any but terrible conditions. The ALLWEATHER all radiused hull combined with our good heavy layup and internal reinforcement make for a very sturdy structure that doesn't work apart in a seaway. The optional rack over the cockpit is handy as is the optional table on the handrail.
The full length steel shoe is a necessity whether intentionally or accidentally grounding. Note that the rudder is posted on the shoe and that the prop is substantially protected behind the keel. Of equal importance is the abililty to access the rudder and prop from the cockpit. These boats back down well and are particularly handy to reverse with the tiller. I know of no single screw inboards that back at all, consequently the twin engines, bow and stern thrusters, rudder angle indicators, etc.

Access to the prop and rudder from the cockpit
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