It's done so honestly and well with the SP Cruiser, for it does exactly what the company says it will do: provide "year-round boating comfort, trawlerlike livability, motoring performance, and simple and versatile sailing."
With an SA/D of 14.8, and a D/L of 223, the sailing will depend on ample wind from a favorable direction. The boat sailed an honest 6.3 knots with a beam wind of 16 knots. It stood well to its limited canvas, which adds distance and security to its motoring range of 1,000 nautical miles. For light-air or closehauled work, the 100-horsepower Yanmar takes charge, controlled from a comfortable, out-of-the-weather pilothouse helm that has excellent visibility.