Even if the Maxi 1200 is good looking and promising: So sad the dropped the plans for the Maxi 11 when Najad went into bankrupcy:
11m, target weight about 4,2-4,4t, 2,20 draft, perfect cockpit for racing and cruising...
Well, the new 1200 is light with 6.9T has a big B/D ratio and has a rigging very adapted to solo sailing (that's the part I like most) but the boat is a bit of a deception regarding the drawings I saw of the 11m. The designer is the same, the one that designs Maxi yachts for many years, Pelle Petterson, but the brief is different being the boat more performance cruising oriented and the hull is also different being this one a more classic one, less adapted to short crew sailing or racing.
But that is not what pisses me, what I don't like is the overall look, kind of a XP with Delphia looks with a interior without imagination, insisting on a 3 cabin version and central head and traditional chart table that results in a smallish saloon.
A boat with a big sailing potential that I don't like much
that dificult to happen. Maybe because I liked a lot more the previous 11m design that Robelz had mentioned: