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I agree with those that are suggesting reliability and seaworthiness are the most important priorities. If I book onto the boat I want to know that it will (99% certain) go- whatever the weather. Stabilisers please- I want to feel as un-sick as possible and (obviously) I want to feel safe whatever gale force winds are blowing. I came back from England last year on the Clipper in a force 10 and was really impressed with how it coped. Plan and design any new boats with the worst weather in mind. It might take a bit longer but we won't have to waste any nervous energy wondering if we will be going at all or whether the trip is going to be the journey from hell. And please don't squish in as many tiny seats as you can in serried rows- make it a comfortable experience and provided it is competitively priced- you will get my vote.