Our approach to cruising yacht design is based on the concept that getting there should be as enjoyable as sitting at anchor absorbing a wonderful sunset. If you are physically and mentally comfortable, and instinctively know your vessel can deal with the sea and the odd bit of operator error, then you are going to go places, at the drop of a hat.
On the other hand, if you worry about the ultimate stability of your vessel in a dire situation – however remote those odds may be – or have to arrange for crew on passages because being at sea is otherwise too tiring, then passages are something to be endured. You arrive at your destination looking for a hotel room instead of refreshed and ready to explore the new destination.
This leads to the use of delivery crews and freighters to transport your yacht to or from her destination. The coordination of crews and ships becomes a logistical nightmare, you are beholden to the schedules and whims of others. Dreams fade.
Better to do it right from the keel up, making every decision based on the primacy of sea-going security and comfort. When you arrive at that distant port, you will have enjoyed the passage so much that it might be several days before you step ashore.