BnB Belhaven19 vs Shell Boats Great Blue Heron?
Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:04 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:26 AM
No one has offered any words of wisdom on your question so I will give an opinion. I've only seen one version of the Shell boats and am not familiar with them in any detail. From what I see on the Shell website, they seem quite different from the B&B boats in most every detail. In short, there should be no difficulty in choosing between them since favoring one will surely eliminate the other.
Belhaven is much more of a little cruising boat that could be reasonably comfortable for a couple for several days on the water. With well designed underwater appendages, Belhaven can be expected to get to windward much quicker. Blue Heron is smaller and therefore more restricted in interior room. Cabin fever will set in much quicker on bad weather days. The shallow keel of the Shell boats does not promise efficient weatherly performance.
As always, individual preference is paramount is choosing a boat. My choice would be the Belhaven.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:15 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:39 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:01 PM
Belhaven 19 "Shaliste"
Assorted old paddle/sail/power small craft