This little sailor was originally designed as a teaching boat, that is very easy to operate and control, performing very well in light wind. The boat is a great day sailor, and with its v-berth and two side berths, makes for a cozy cockpit style camper if you want to explore the Puget Sound waters, coves, ans shorelines. The Martin 244 has a bold in, lift out keel that aids transport by trailer. The boat is so simple that there is very little maintenance required other than cleaning. It comes with a Tohatsu 6hp ouboard for motoring in and out of the marina.