Like many of the boats in our range the BayCruiser 23 is water ballasted, though she also carries a significant portion of lead in her deep profiled centreboard. Her lightweight carbon rig makes her much easier to trailer sail than than many smaller boats. The mast is easy to raise, and she can be fully rigged from the trailer to launching in about 30 minutes – less if there are two of you.
She stores 500kg of water in two tanks, one under the vee berth, and the other under the cockpit floor. They are both under the waterline so fill under the weight of the boat alone. There is a large capacity bilge pump to pump them dry which can be diverted to pump the cabin bilge. Alternatively the boat can be left to drain as you winch her onto her trailer, or just left full on her mooring.
The water ballast means the boat can be extraordinarily easy to tow, launch and recover, and very quick in light winds too. In tougher conditions, or when you just want the security of knowing you have a self righting boat, simply fill the tanks, and the whole character of the boat changes.