Originally Posted by PCP
Regarding a boat with 37/38ft not making a good "home" with good sailing performance, if you consider the performance of the Luffe 37.09 good, than you are wrong and the Oceanis 38 is prove of that.
I am not convinced about the sailing performance. It would be nice to get some impressions from someone who has sailed the boat not being her owner. I do not believe the commercial sail tests. And the rating, isn't it based on past performance in races? I hope that I would have the chance someday "to meet" an Oceanis 38 somewhere in the Med and to check our performance in the same conditions.
The Oceanis 38 is not even released for manufacturing yet so there are no owners. But I have sailed her, albeit only in light winds and with shitty sails but also driven her with 30 hp engine. And it did impress me and I see no reason why it would not get a high rating and would sail up to it IF one put some decent sails and deck hardware on it.