If I was a Young guy these two boats were probably what I would have chose for racing and camping with the family.
Two very different boats in what regards design but both fit for fast racing and cruising. One very much French school the other very much Italian school. Both can pull their keels up (the Seascape swings it) having the advantages of deep keel boats and being able to join the river banks for camping, or have a nice pick nick. Both can be trailed.
I am not going to compare them directly. Someone had a genial idea: If you are interested just go to to the Lake Garda, have an wonderful week -end and sail test both boats. They have managed a pack with inexpensive hotel prices. that's what I would have done. Hell, I kind of feel tempted for that offer just for the fun of sailing those beauties. From 20 to 28 of this month, you have to book to be sure you have a place.
If you go there please post the report here
Saphire 27 - Slip and trail without a crane