Is the Pearson Triton big enough for offshore cruising?
Some people think the 28-foot Triton is too small with too little freeboard to cruise offshore and be comfortable to live aboard. The main reason the average size cruising yacht these days is around 40-foot long is because people find they need that space to contain all the equipment and gadgets the yachting press and their neighbors in the marina have told them they can’t do without. If you can live without the watermaker, refrigeration, full-size galley and propane locker, inside shower with hot pressure water, 10-foot hard-bottomed inflatable dinghy with 15 HP outboard motor, and some of the other optional equipment you don’t really need, you’ll find you can cruise quite easily on a boat under 30 feet. Sure you can have some of the above luxuries on a small boat, but you won’t have many of them, and having them means you will have to limit other more important equipment as well as making life aboard very cramped. I’ve found the Triton capable of taking me wherever I want to go in a