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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Saw the A47 at the Annapolis show and she is drop dead gorgeous with every aspect extremely well thought out. Obviously a boat built by sailors for sailing. If I was in the market for a multi it would either be that boat or the Neel.
I agree that the Neel makes sense... but it is so ugly.
The first time I saw one was back in in 2011, the Neel 50. I was sailing a Salona 41 and was curious about that "monster". I had heard a lot about its performance so I waited for him to see how it compared with the Salona 41 (performance version). and i can tell you that upwind with about 7/8K wind is not a match for the Salona. The pointing ability is quite poor. I believe that downwind with medium to strong wind the Neel 50 would be faster.
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Last edited by PCP; 12-10-2013 at 01:19 PM.