We have a Current -Designs Libra-XT tandem. It is great for loaded multi-day trips - as it has a huge capacity. It is a bit bit beamy and has high decks (15-3/4" depth) that are better suited for loaded touring.
We are looking for a tandem that is narrower (near 26") with lower decks (near 13" depth). We’d still like a boat with 4 bulkheads (which usually means a hatch between the cockpits). We’d want a boat that can be used on open water.
The C-D Unity pretty much fits the bill of what we’re looking for length-wise, width-wise, depth-wise and has 4 bulkheads. This boat is made in China and we are hoping to find something similar made in North America. We realize that the cost will be higher for a N.A.-made boat.
We’ve found a bunch of boats that are expedition tandems - but those are not much different than our Libra. We’ve found some adventure-racing boats - but those may a bit too narrow (<24") - and these typically don’t appear to have 4 bulkheads.
Any suggestions are appreciated!