T he Allied Mistress 39 was aimed at the cruiser who wants more comfort, privacy, and seaworthiness than the currently popular fin keel/spade rudder racing machine offers.
Her long keel, shallow draft and ketch rig make her an easily driven, easily handled vessel with good potential for island cruising. Sail area can be reduced quickly and drastically by dropping the main and running under the working jib and mizzen thus reducing crew requirements.
With an eye to both comfort and privacy – her owner’s cabin is located aft with an enclosed head and shower, large hanging locker, and a built-in dresser. Forward, a second large cabin sleeps two and is equipped in a similar manner.
The main salon houses the galley and dining area with a U-shaped settee that converts to sleep two. A cleverly conceived passage, under the center cockpit to starboard, connects the owner’s cabin and midship cabin.
“She has made two North Atlantic passages and traversed the European sub-continent from Holland to the Mediterranean via canals and rivers. She has also cruised the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, Chesapeake Bay, the Florida Keys, Bermuda, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Lesser and Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas.”