This is a variation on the popular Schooner 18, with the front wall of the cabin moved 21" forward. The cockpit is more suitable for four as opposed to six. Because the cabin expansion is into the wider part of the boat, the actual increase in cabin volume is about 50%. The maximum headroom increases to 42" under the hatch. To maintain easy access to the motor, the hatch has been redesigned to use two sliding panels which stack over each other.
The cruising capabilities have been greatly improved. Two can sleep and sit comfortably, while the storage area has been increased substantially. Weight may be about 15lbs greater, which will not have any noticable affect on performance.