Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
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Re: Interesting Sailboats
We were out this weekend and saw for the first time a new First 45 in the flesh. Most impressive looking ride. I think this was a lower tech version, aluminum mast, wire rigging, but appeared to have the joystick system. Great looking boat, though.. I think the proportions really come into sync at this length.
Only thing was the cockpit layout was such that the driver is pretty well out of the trim picture.. but I suppose this boat is meant to be properly crewed up.
Yes, I agree with you, the First 45 is beautiful and contrary to the 40 it has the potential to be a great cruising boat. I also like the interior. Many would say it is too modern, but it is not certainly IKEA style and I find it classy. I think modernity goes well with the rest of the boat