Comments from COASTAL CRUISER builder/owner, Larry Brown, Arizona
(shown below & right):

"Ready for initial launching 16 months from start of construction... Trim is perfect... This was a great experience - a very proud moment - and we were most pleased with the appearance and comfort of our boat."
[Larry equipped his boat with a Westerbeke 46 Diesel w/v-drive. Achieved 10 MPH with 3-blade 16" x 15" prop; cruises at 8 MPH]

Photos below are of the COASTAL CRUISER as built by George Gunderson, Ontario, CANADA

Aft cockpit


Pilothouse and Chart table


Looking aft to galley


Salon looking forward


V-berth in stateroom



Comments from COASTAL CRUISER builder/owner, David Elder, California:

"Thank you for your fine design. She was launched [and] sat exactly on your lines. She also sat dead plumb - no sign of list. On the sea trials, she performed beautifully! The first boat I have ever had that would actually back the way you wanted it to go. It took us 14 months to build her, through Southern California’s wettest rainy season ever....hope you like what we did to your design."

[David has 15 years of boating experience and was a former sailboat owner before building this boat. He had his COASTAL CRUISER professionally surveyed for insurance purposes; the replacement value was reported at more than double what Larry had invested into the project.]



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