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Old 02-06-2014
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Re: Interesting Sailboats

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Originally Posted by HMoll View Post
Any word on when they will update the RM1060? It seems like the other day it was launched and suddenly it's the oldest design of their fleet! I saw your post on a bigger one. Impressive. Also Pogo's 10.50 is looking dated after the launch of the 50 & 30. Funny, you can scroll back on the 600+ pages of this thread and pinpoint when all of these came out.
No, the RM is a pretty recent boat. I guess you will have to wait more 2 or 3 years for a remake of the boat, probably a MKII using the same hull.

Yes the Pogo 10,50 I believe it will be sooner even if the boat has a fantastic performance the ones that buy that type of boat like to have boats that benefice of all new developments so I believe you will see soon a Pogo 10,50 with a new hull, one with chines

But I believe that the biggest news will come from Benetau and from the First series were several boats have already several years. They have no more the First 50 available on their site. If you remember, the 50 was the first of the new line and defined the looks of all the line (till the 35ft) so the new model will be very important because I think it will have that role again.

The 50ft was designed by Philipe Briand as well as the 45. The 45 proved well racing and sold well but the 40 that is a lot alike but was designed by Farr did not so well. The boat proved well in racing but never was a popular performance cruiser (very small anchor locker). The 35 that was designed by Farr is the more popular boat, specially in what regards performance cruising.

The First 30 is a JK design but it was a bit of a flop in what regards racing and cruising. The boat looked really great but in what regards rating things were very difficult. It is not also a popular boat in what regards performance cruising.

So I am very curious. Who is going to design the big one? One of the above or a specialist in IRC racing? Farr has not being making many new designs on the last two years, with exception from some Bavaria and the VOR 65.

One thing is for sure, First needs better boats on the First line to have the same success he had with the 44.7, 40.7 and 36,7, or maybe the competition from Dehler, Salona and Elan is now much more though.

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Paulo
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