Pocket Cruisers

Robert Manry captured the world’s imagination when he sailed his tiny 13.5-foot sloop Tinkerbell across the Atlantic.

4 Types of Pocket Cruisers

The recent release of Steve Wystrach’s outstanding documentary film Manry at Sea about Robert Manry, the former copy editor who sailed across the Atlantic in a 13-foot sailboat, got me thinking again about the virtues of small cruising boats. In my view, there are at least four main types of pocket cruisers. Manry’s modified lake boat fits somewhere in between the first two.

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