Hello all. I just sold the sailboat that I have owned for 19 years and have joined this forum to learn about downeast boats. We moved seven miles up a busy river with a bridge between me and open water. This change brings me to the market for a 24-28’ downeast style boat. Looking for a good cockpit for picnics and cocktails, seaworthiness for trips around Long Island Sound out to Block Island, and classic good looks.