the Ultimate 20
the Ultimate 20 is not intended to offer the amenities of an inboard
auxilliary cruising yacht, for a small one-design racer she is
remarkably 'cruiser friendly.' The placement of her bowsprit in
a fiberglass housing on top of the deck frees up cabin space inside.
There is room for two sleeping bags in the bow V berths and two
more under the deck along the sides of the cockpit. The cockpit
is wide, and the rolled cockpit edges and sloping cockpit sides
make for a very comfortable ride. Listen to what the U20's designer,
Jim Antrim, has to say: "One thing I worked hard on in the
U20 design was making a 20 foot boat that fit real-world full-size
people... One little feature I’m proud of is the seats alongside
the keel. Few boats let you sit where there is headroom—under
the house. It’s not a seat where you would settle in to
read War and Peace; but it suffices just fine for changing your
clothes or rummaging through the cooler for a cold one."