Wow..compared with Sydney that is magnificent.
Allures 40 would do me.....
Actually I don't really care for a lifting keel. Yes they have their attractions in some places but I think I'd prefer the simplicity of fixed. As long as the draft is kept to and absolute maximum of 2.2 and preferably 2.0.
Yes I agree, even if a non ballasted keel, like the ones on Allures or OVNI would not be a big problem. Now, the ones from Pogo, Opium or Southerlies, with tons of ballast swinging.....they work and are fine, but they are going to need maintenance, sooner or later and it is not going to be cheap.
If you are comfortable with a 2m draft you should look better to the Elan 380 and I say 380 and not 410 because the 210 costs already about 200 000 euros, fully equipped and without VAT (they advertise 160 000, but the cost of a decent boat is far more). The 380 costs about 160 000 (equipped) and it has a 2,05m draft.
It is a beautiful and fast boat with a cozy interior (forget about the red. Look at the colors on the 410. The 410 has a perfect interior, at least for my needs). Kind of minimum space requirements for my wife
but I believe that she accepts that one because the interior is so comfortable.
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Four days from now, I will be test sailing one, in Slovenia
My last post (for now
, I hope).
I am going cruising for a month. Take good care of this thread and make it yours (all of you that has been posting here). Please, post at will. I will look at it, from time to time, when I find a Bar with internet and that is going to be rare cause I like to anchor on nice places, when I am not sailing and I like to sail.