Yes you are right in pointing the Maxi 11 as a very interesting boat among this kind of fast cruisers even if I think it is going to be a much narrower boat, but I am afraid that one will cost way too much, as unfortunately all Max boats
Price target for Maxi 11 is aprox. 200k euro (of course it just a rumors), same as Azuree 40 FC. I guess Elan 40 should be about the same.
Yes, I agree that a black hull will look a lot better on that boat and that would hide those two series of hull ports. You have also the visual problem on those two similar ports on the "roof", on the side, over the galley. If you look at the sportive version, the Orange one, you will see that they don't have that opening over the Galley that joins the two ports and make them ugly. I am sure you can have two smaller openings, one in each port (over the Galley) and that would improve a lot the looks.
Black hull with orange lines is very nice. There is one big opening for all versions, just on some orange one plexiglass is divided (or maybe just a white sticker). I guess some boats could be without this opening just for racing and without oven with burner. Plexiglass
I agree that this boat has a great interior for cruising, one of the best if not the best in all performance 40fts and that at least for me, it would be more than enough for a couple living aboard.
Plus if double-handed both aft cabins could be used just for storage or at least one
I have found out more and nicer pictures. See what I mean regarding those two port hulls over the galley (orange and white boat) and see how the boat looks better in the Orange version mainly because those port hulls are not so visible. It would look even better with a black hull
Probably I have already all possible pics
Very interesting one are from factory and launch:
Factory Photos 1
Factory Photos 2
Azuree 40 launch
Pennetti Cup 2011
If you are going to test sail one of those I would be very interested in hearing your comments about it and if you really buy one of those I would loved to have the chance to test sail it with you
. Keep us informed please, there is more people around interested in a Azuree, on the 40 and on its little sister, the 33.
Maybe we could charter Cruiser in Marmaris and give it a good test drive Azuree 40 Cruiser