The best design feature of the Potter 19 is the cockpit. Two adults have room to stretch their legs, the visibility is great and all the lines are typically led aft. The forward chine tends to deflect the water aside, keeping the cockpit relatively dry even in choppy conditions. Newer boats have a m...more
The best design feature of the Potter 19 is the cockpit. Two adults have room to stretch their legs, the visibility is great and all the lines are typically led aft. The forward chine tends to deflect the water aside, keeping the cockpit relatively dry even in choppy conditions. Newer boats have a much improved non-skid pattern on deck and there are handrails on both the raised and lower sections of the cabin trunk. A husky bowsprit has always been part of the deck package and newer boats include a chain locker.
The jib sheets and the centerboard winch are well placed, making the 19 a perfect boat for sailing solo. The key to any trailerable boat is the degree of difficulty in raising the mast. The Potter 19 has an air draft of around 25 feet with a 22-foot, 6-inch mast section. Most owners report that they can be sailing in less than hour from arriving at the launching ramp. A clever mast raising system lets one person hoist the stick. Many of the used 19s on the market include CDI flexible furling on the headstay.
Let's face it, there isn't much a designer or builder can do with a 19-foot boat's interior. Still, the Potter 19 will surprise you. The headroom is just five feet but that's better than most comparably sized trailersailers. The interior includes four berths, two forward and two quarter-berths aft. A galley of sorts is sandwiched between the berths with a butane stove to starboard and sink to port. One of the impressive interior features is the amount of storage. There are lockers under the berths, under the sink and stove and seat back bins as well. There really is plenty of space for comfortable weekend sailing.
The West Potter 19 is an enduring favorite among small boat sailors both in England and North America. It is well built and designed, simply rigged and safe to sail in blustery conditions. There are lively owner's associations and continued support from the factory. It can be towed and launched by a compact car from virtually any ramp.
This 2002 West Wight Potter 19 is in good condition and well maintained. It comes with plenty of extras. The owner's used it as a live-aboard for 3 months out of the year for 5 years. They are only selling it because they are not able to use it as often as they would like.
The information and pictures of this boat have been provided by the owner of the boat. This vessel has not been viewed or inspected by the broker. To the best of our knowledge and with the approval of the owner the information and pictures in this ad properly represents the boat.
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