Originally Posted by SeanRW
Well, Alubat make a few other very interesting (IMO) vessels, specifically the OVNI lineup. I don't know what it is about these vessels that I find the most intriguing but overall they seem to offer a huge number of fantastic features.
- The interiors have a functional, purposeful look to them without any of the added "bling"
- The lifting keel (though hated by some) allows for shallow waters or even beaching
- If you crunch some of the numbers they appear impressive (SA/D 21.5, B/D 36%, DLR 162)
- A price that while out of reach for some is certainly comparable to some of the cruisers featured in this thread
Comments anyone ?
I agree that the OVNIS are interesting boats and they are not slow boats, specially downwind. They are also not very expensive, for aluminum boats.
But I would prefer the Allures. Much better upwind and faster in all points of sail, with a better AVS and reserve stability.
The boat has an aluminum hull, but to keep the weight down has a composite deck. They have been everywhere, including near the poles.
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