Grith, I know you love your boat, but it's not really a sailboat. I know it sails, but it mostly uses a large amount of horsepower and fuel to push it around. I think you would agree that it's a better powerboat than a sailboat and I think it's true that it's probably not as good a motorboat as it would be if it was just a good motorboat.Apart from the tris most of the yachts posted here are more like transportable by trailer than trailer sailers in my view.
Tri are great fast sailers but again many that are truely trailable are cramped inside and ungainly for mixed use cruising including marinas, use on land between cruising destinations and in tighter waterways.
It often seems many here are chasing Bluewater cruisers rather than embracing more versatility around the trailable part of trailable yachts.
There is a mid point sweet spot in my view between camper sailing on oversized dinghies with accomodation and full sized yachts somehow squeezed onto trailers and even perhaps needing cranes ( or close) to rig their masts and launch.
The other issue is speed. Few expect a moderate sized live aboard cruiser to be a speedster and to make a trailable yacht comfortable for sailing weeks on end as distinct from an overnighter or tent camping equivalent is likely going to generate a lot of stuff on a relatively small yacht.
Regardless much comment revolves around sailing speed.
I have gone another direction and many disagree but I feel comfort onboard combined with ease of trailering, rigging and launching are paramount for a truely trailable yacht.
Constantly exploring new cruising grounds often separated by long trailing distances have me prefer a yacht that trails close to the ground, within normal width, length, height rules. One that can be easily accessed for accommodation on land/trailer between destinations.
(cheap and also secure if you are actually onboard at night)
A trailer sailer which will launch on average ramps designed for powerboats and can be rigged and launched single handed if necessary.
All of the above are likely to mean it is also capable of accessing very shallow coastal and other areas and inland waterways with overhead obstacles.
Just my take on trailable cruising yachts.
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It could be a big step up from previous boats of the type, but it's not likely to suit people that are use to sailboats.
I think the market for trailerable small cruising boats is largely untapped, but I hope that the planing motorboat/sailboat type fades in favor of displacement boats that can both motor and sail well and also be a bit easier on the eye.