As per an add in the July, 1969 edition of the “Motor Boating” magazine.
The new Mariner 2+2. Worlds roomiest Sailboat of its size.
From the world’s largest producer of fiberglass sailboats comes the all-new Mariner for 1969.
It sleeps four on individual full-length berths. It has a roomy 8 ½’ self-bailing cockpit, head, galley sink, ice box and it’s only 19’2” long.
Because you can get these accommodations without buying a much bigger boat, you save money, retain portability and have a happy combination of day sailor, racer and overnight cruiser which, despite its redesign, still conforms to class association rules.
The secrets in the designing. A boat like Mariner would be impossible without a talented naval architect behind it. And O’Day boats are made by famous naval architects, professionals who know sailboats from sailing, not just from the drawing board.
Needless to say, in a world of copies and compromises, not all boats are designed this way. The ones that cost less are less.
Mariner is a great boat if you just plain like sailing. The perfect balance between her proven hull design and seven-eighths sail plan provides maneuverability, speed and ease of handling. All lines and headsails are handled from the cockpit – an advantage for the novice maneuvering in small areas. Mariner is available with a 415-lb keel or centerboard with 200 lbs. of inside ballast. Both are easily trailered; one person can launch her and step the mast. Mariner is, like all O’Day boats, fully covered by a written warranty.
If you’d like to find out about the other boats from sailboards to overnight cruisers – send the coupon for our free brochure. And if you don’t know where your nearest dealer is, just ask.