Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Connecticut, USA
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Re: Premier 45 : Boat test
Yachting monthly boat test to the boat that was my WOW!!! boat of the 2013 Dusseldorf boat show.
Take into consideration that the tester is a conservative one even if competent (like the magazine
You know, Chris (the tester) almost never smiles during these boat reviews, but at the end of this one he is smiling from ear to ear, sitting at the helm and driving along at good speed. It's clear, notwithstanding his typically restrained manner, that he really loves this boat.
And what's not to love? Truly a gorgeous design, albeit not for traditionalists. Only thing I would change, I think, is the navigation station arrangement - I really do prefer a more conventional dedicated chart table with forward-facing seating. I realize it forces you to give up some space in the cabin, but for longer offshore voyages I would be spending a lot of time there, I imagine.
Otherwise, I really like the design and it's definitely a performance-oriented performance cruiser.
We deal in lead, friend.