The following information and pictures were assembled from an original brochure. Boston Whaler made only 150 Harpoon 6.2s. Considering the extremely high standard of workmanship that went into all Harpoon boats, I would not be surprise if most if not all of these unique boats are still sailing the seas.
I know of one Harpoon 6.2 that came up for sale recently in the Cleveland area (See picture below right). Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to see this rare find.
Well, the C&C design group and Boston Whaler would like to re-define the word cruiser in light of the 1980's fiscal sensibilities and the realities of the average sailor's needs. After careful thought, these two experienced names in boating have developed the Harpoon 6.2 - a trailerable 20-foot micro-yacht that is either the ultimate in daysailers or the minimum in comfortable cruisers, or both.
The Harpoon 6.2 has a huge daysailing cockpit with sprawling space for six. Yet, unlike a classic daysailer's, its ballasted 3.5-foot keel gives it real stability and bite when shouldering into offshore rollers. There's an overboard-draining anchor (or spinnaker) locker forward, and lockers beneath the seats for sails, lines, gas tanks, batteries and heavy gear.
Below decks, there's a warm and friendly little cabin, where daysailing families can change into bathing suits, get out of bad weather, or use the private head. And, on those rare-but-welcome free weekends, two adults can slip away with the wrong wine, the right fantasies and an ocean view that would command a sheik's ransom. The double Vee-berth is king-sized. [Note: If you are over 6' tall, you might not consider it "king-sized". (ed)] Port and starboard are counters for the optional stove and
sink, and storage for the optional head. An opening smoked Plexiglas deck hatch and two opening ports admit sunlight, starlight, fresh air and the sounds of gently lapping waves.
All of this capability and performance would mean less if offered by any other boat company. But the Harpoon 6.2 is built with Whaler's rugged foam sandwich construction that is not only unsinkable and self-bailing, but warranted for 10 years, no matter how often the boat is re-sold.
Now consider this. With the mone you'll save having fun on a Harpoon 6.2 this summer, you can charter a full-sized cruising boat in the Caribbean next winter.