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The Valiant 42 Center Entry at the boat show this year was pretty sweet.

Dictated, but not read.
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NAJAD.....the 440..it's an HR that sails better...designed by Judel/Vrolijk

Just imagine a HR that sails!!!!!

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Spent some time on a Najad this summer and have to agree with Alex.
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I like the aft cabin on the 440c better than the HR.
The HR 40 and 48 are both available with a centerline queen much like the Najad 440c. The 40, 43, and 48 all have substantially nicer galleys and nav stations than the Najad. Tastes differ.
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The HR 40 and 48 are both available with a centerline queen much like the Najad 440c. The 40, 43, and 48 all have substantially nicer galleys and nav stations than the Najad. Tastes differ.
true...but I want a sailboat to sail, not to cook or sleep...for that I have a house.

otherwise I would call it a cookboat or a sleepboat
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I want a sailboat to sail, not to cook or sleep...for that I have a house.
I haven't sailed a Najad, so I can't compare. The HRs I have sailed have been pretty good performers. I've sailed a 36, a 37, a 39, my 40, several 43s, a 48, and a 54. They have all been pretty sprightly boats. I'm glad I chose a conventional main with full battens instead of a furler but that has little to do with the boat itself. HRs do seem to be sensitive to backstay tension to get them to point. Is there some other reason you think the Najad's are better sailors?
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As long as we are in the price is no object category, I am quite partial to the Morris 45. But if price were an object, the older Peterson 44's would be extremely high on my list. Then again, personally, I would be tempted to find a Farr 46 (design #92) or even a Farr 44 (design number 89).
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true...but I want a sailboat to sail, not to cook or sleep...for that I have a house.

otherwise I would call it a cookboat or a sleepboat
So if I want a sailboat to seduce in what do I call that?


Good Gosh, doesn't this "what is the best" question ever die?

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I'll take a Hylas if someone else is buying.
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So if I want a sailboat to seduce in what do I call that?
You call it a DREAM boat!

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