...but the boatyards sell Cruising
yachts with two helms ( klick
. (these are examples of the most successfull buatbuilder in Germany, maybe in Europe)
Istioploos is right: Some standards set by designing racing boat are picked up by the cruising boat designers. It looks cooler, faster, more sophisticated to cruise
on a boat that looks like a racing boat - to some it's a matter of lifestyle to cruise
with two helms. Cruise
here means doing (non compedetive) daysails, but returning to the marina before the sun sets.
And there is a progression in a Cruiser's
racing boat appeareance ( klick
) : Open cockpit and look at these sails!!!
But these boats rarely sail over night, do long passages or cross oceans.
No wheel at all, just a tiller with an extension.