The Garcia Passoa is a serious blue water cruising boat. Both casual and keen observers will note the unpainted aluminum hull, scoop transom, watertight companionway hatch, welded aluminum stern arch and heavy duty rigging. Little doubt remains about this boat’s “go anywhere” capability. If you’re lucky enough to be invited below you’ll be astounded by the varnished cherry interior and light-filled accommodations with three staterooms and two heads. Don’t make the mistake of following Exit with your deep, fixed keel cruiser into waist-deep waters; you’ll fetch up on shoals as Exit’s 3.5 foot draft passes safely. And like an older woman, it’s best not to guess her age; you’ll be mistaken. This 23 old boat shows as much newer thanks to her quality construction, superb maintenance and exterior refit at Lyman-Morse boatyard in 2015.