Originally Posted by craigtoo
My thoughts exactly. This was my favorite boat of the show.
First the bad things...
I thought the rig was simplified.... self tacking jib and such... I also didn't like "hiding" the lines in the debris catchers on deck...
The deck hardware was a bit undersized and in general the running rigging needed some upgrades. (Of what I saw).
I thought the Teak Decks in the cockpit looked flimsy and cheap. I don't think it was teak. I wouldn't go for that option.
Wasn't the hull construction epoxy? The displacement was about 18k if I remember correctly. Which is on the heavy side for a 40 footer. I asked about the PHRF and I think they are gonna come in about 120ish. For a 40 footer... eh...
Apparently she doesn't like large chutes ... this according to the rep...
The Good Things...
I thought belowdecks was tremendous. Great Euro-trash Styling with good fit and finish.
The boat had nice lines... Sexy to look at and easy on the eye. Fat A$$ Mmmmmmm
Removable open transom thingy. Why again? Seems like a lot of cost for a removable dock box. Hmmmm Ok.. It did look good removed.
Twin wheels.. but I didn't get a chance to sit at the helm... could be a gimmick.
I wonder what they chose for spars... I saw alot of low end Selden (no offense people) spars out there... I'm guessing Hanse didn't go down that road.
The best feature of this boat? THE PRICE.
$215k sailaway with everything but electronics....
Structurally, I'm interested in hearing Gui's observations...
Displacement approx. 18,519 lbs.
17,417 if you spend the $12K to upgrade to epoxy. Rep we talked to recommended upgrading to epoxy and then upgrading the keel and putting the 1000 lbs down there. PHRF #'s that I saw looked to be around 78. (could be wrong)
A whole lot of boat for the money with a lot more usable space that other 40 footers. Here's a pic I took with my phone of the interior.