Along with the Corsair Dash 750, Michael reviewed the Island Packet Estero, Passport Vista 615, Leopard 38, and Beneteau First 40. Among these, the Island Packet was his hands-down winner, which he simply described as "awesome." From start to finish, on deck and below, he could find no fault with it as a practical, comfortable cruising boat. He noted in particular the spacious anchor locker, teak veneer that "looked like teak, not Formica," and a cockpit coaming that was clear of all obstructions, including winches. He also liked the Passport Vista 615 for its innovative aft-deck settee area and the enormous and accessible engine room.