Hi Marty and Paolo
Thanks for the info on the new Jeanneau.
The Jeanneau 36i Perforamnce model is a yacht which I have a considered for a long time. I love the design and I think the interior is stunning. What is swayed me to look elsewhere though is the boats displacement. It is a lot lighter than some of its competitors which negativel impacts on it's stiffness (the ballast ratio B/D on the performance model is 27.1% and that is it's light displacement ratio. I understand that there are other factors like form stability, shape and design of hull and keel etc etc but still ...
By the way, the SA/D ratio for the performance model versus the standard model is quite different (as in 10%). The difference in mast height - 16.75 versus 16.35 - and the feathering prop obviously do make a difference. SA/D - standard - 20.5; SA/D - performance - 22
All the best