Aleutian 70, Global Surveyor

World tested cruising comfort, hurricane tested steel strength.

Many cruising vessels spend several weeks if not months at each port of call. There are a couple of reasons for this apart from the desire to explore. 1. The voyage has been a matter of survival, rather than pleasure, both the crew and vessel arrive tired and battered and need time for recuperation and repair. 2. They crew are therefore not eager to repeat the experience by setting off on the next uncomfortable and risky leg. On this vessel the ocean passages should be comfortable and relaxed with the crew and vessel arriving in exactly the same condition as they set off. Many of the smaller destinations can be fully explored in a matter of a couple of days, while more interesting places could take a week. While keeping to the general timetable the length of each visit will be determined by the crew, who by limiting time in a less interesting place can spend extra time elsewhere.

Note depending on the security of the berth one crew member may need to be aboard or in the immediate vicinity of the yacht at all times. Because he will have other work aboard, the skipper will do this twice as often as everyone else.
Global Surveyor