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Old 11-17-2010
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Faster, I think you have understood what I mean, but let me make it more clear:

I am not saying that the Bavaria is a bad boat or that its quality is worst than the one from Jeanneau. As you know I have owned a Bavaria 36 for 7 years and I have only good things to say about it. No, I am talking only about boat Design and in what regards Design (that is an important part of any product) it seems to me that the Jeanneau 409 is a lot better than the Bavaria 40.

Of course, if someone prefers the interior from the Bavaria, if the Bavaria looks to those eyes a more beautiful boat and if that customer does not mind to have a slower, but slightly more stable boat (because it is heavier), than for him the Bavaria would be a better choice, since the quality of materials and workmanship is very similar.

I also don't understand why the Bavaria 36 looks a lot better than the Bavaria 40, especially in what concerns the interior. It makes no sense: it is a more expensive boat. Someone should fire that designer.

Look yourself to the two interiors and tell me if I am wrong:

Bavaria Yachtbau: 360° Pictures

Bavaria Yachtbau: 360° Pictures

Even in what regards outside looks, the 36 seems less fat than the 40 even if 7T is still a lot for a modern 36ft boat (the Jeanneau 36I weights 5.7T).

Getestet: Die neue Bavaria Cruiser 36 - YACHT: YACHT tv

That over weight is even more strange if we consider that the previous 40ft weighted less 0.5T and that my Bavaria 36 weighted 5.7T. I would have expected the Farr designed Bavaria to be lighter and faster than the ones designed by J&J design group, but I was wrong

Regards

Paulo
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