On a perfectly still day, waiting for Great Bridge to open along the ICW. Photo by Carol Conner
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The Passport Vista 545 Center Cockpit has been honored with many awards including Cruising World’s Best Boat of the Year honors. And it is for good reason because the Passport Vista 545 is truly “artwork that you leave out in the rain” according to the Cruising World judges.
The Passport Vista 545 was conceived and designed by cruisers for cruisers and as such has many innovative designs including everything from her above and below decks layouts to her systems designs and quality of build.
This is a boat that can be easily sailed by a couple with her Solent rig sail plan with self tacking jib and her truly ergonomic and safe deck design. You won’t be exhausted when you reach your destination.The cockpit is large with entry openings on both sides, the aft deck is large and is a second communal area with walkup from the swim platform and the side decks are clear and unobstructed.
Below the layout is breath taking, with very large cabins and two very large heads. The galley is twelve feet long and the main salon is palatial. There is even a walk in engine room and of course storage abounds.
All in all, the Passport Vista 545 is the best of the best and should be seen and experienced to be appreciated.
For more information contact Passport Yachts at: passportyachts.com
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