I read this thread with interest while looking for my next boat. I know it is a few years old but there is some good stuff up here and I wonder what the present situation is with the 9.50?
I am in my third season with a Mini 6.50 and love it. Fast and fun, easy to sail short handed, properly kitted out and fully offshore rated and spend much of my time sailing on my own to a holiday destination to meet my wife and young son where we then potter about on it. Done plenty of racing the past and have a background in skiffs and 49ers, but now mostly interested in fast cruising with a prop