No, not my quote. I am quoting the owner of Esse yachts.
But let me get back to the boat you posted. The e-sailing yachts. Yes the 24 is nice boat and if it is affordable and a fast boat, as you say, should be a very interesting boat but I confess that my attention went to the 44. A very interesting boat not only because goes out of the trends (narrow) but also because it seems to be a very fast boat, a fast classic, I like it
6804k kg for 104m2 of sail upwind and 186m2 downwind is very good, but narrow as it is (3.81m) this boat is going to be a creamer specially if we consider that 47% of the boat weight is ballast, at 2.44m in a bulb. How, this is going to be a stiff boat. I want to sail this one
Pity the boat has a relatively small LWL, but of course, that has to do with its classic design.
But the surprises are many. The mast is a carbon unstayed mast with back spreaders and that permits a huge mainsail with a square top. A solution we can find also in the Pogo 12.50 a completely different boat.
That mainsail goes with a 100% jib on a auto traveller. It seems the boat will not be able to carry a Genoa (they don't have a track for it) and that will pass frob jib directly for a geenaker for downwind sailing.
The boat only has two winches, the main working directly with a purchase system and they are in a very unusual position. Well, the guy that designed the running rigging is a very good sailor and the system should work, but I am very curious about it.
Probably the front sail only has a line, plus the lines for reffing the boat, all seems to come from that hole near the winch but from where will come the Geenaker line? I confess that I am intrigued with that.
If the system works well not only the boat will be very easy to solo sail as the front and bigger part of the cockpit will be free from lines, a true passengers cockpit
The two wells seem a beat out of place to me. Yes, probably he wanted to give a perfect passage to the "passengers cockpit" and also has the advantage of allowing a big storage space under the cockpit deck but it looks like it don't belongs there.
The interior is what we should expect from a narrow boat, I would say that even so it could be better. The space for a Genset not only does not permit a bigger storage space on the cockpit as, making the space for the engine unnecessarily wide, it only permits very small back cabins. I would have modified that and also the choice of the mahogany as interior wood. This boat deserved teak and its clear color wood be a blessing in a boat that has not a very luminous interior.
The double door for the front cabin is a very nice touch that permits an open space and the sensation of space but only can exist with the two cabin boat and as one is half a cabin...it gets really small.
I say, take away the genset, tight the space for the engine and take all the space won to a cabin putting the engine a little off center. That way we would have a big back cabin, an open space and a smaller storage space. That is a good trade for a genset that many will not want anyway.
It is a pity that these one is made in the USA. I don't think it is going to be a hit and I doubt he survives. This boat would probably be very well welcomed in the North Europe where they love fast sailing and classical boats.
This boat remembers me of another nice boat, a smaller one, the Mystery 35, a British boat:
Mystery 35's Photostream