Paulo, have you posted this Salona 38 gallery? -->> Salona 38
No, I have saw those photos put I have not posted them. I was waiting for the first real boat tests to make a comment and eventually to post some but as you have called the attention to them I will post two.
But I would say that I am a bit amazed with this boat interior that shows what I have said to Andrews: This guys on Salona are very strange in what regards the boats that they send to the boat shows. I know that this is a small boat show (Friedrichshafen) but even so it is quite incredible that they send a boat with a so bad finished interior.
I don't know if this is a prototype or something like that but the pillows on the saloon don't match, the wood finish looks bad and on the portboard the seats make an angle to give access to a door that is not there (this is the two cabin version).
If I had not been inside one, with a teak interior and incomparably better finished I would never have considered this boat as a boat to have and really beats me why they show a boat like this on a boat show. It will not attract clients, it will drive them away and has I have said to Andrews, this is not a first time that I have saw a badly finnish Salona on a boat show.
I don't understand their comercial policy
The one I have sailed went to the Cannes boat show and that one was alright (it was the first boat on the water). I believe I saw this one on the factory being made, probably the first one with 2 cabins.
Well, the 41 I had charted had also a well finished interior but I would not have accepted a boat with an interior like the one that was exposed on that boat show. Maybe it is not for cruising and the owner does not care or it's for charter. I have to be careful about this
I am talking with the guys of Salona about the possibility of having a 38 with a modified keel (torpedo keel with more 250/300Kg) and a bowsprit that include a roller and a stand for the anchor, that and some minor but important (at least to me) mods that don't come on the options and of course, all that without making the boat prohibitively expensive and I hope they can warranty me that it will come with a decent interior.
We will see. I will take a decision at the Paris boat show were they will be with the new 38.
Meanwhile take a look at the cockpit in its standard version (without teak on the floor). that is the one I prefer. It is a big cockpit with all the winches well positioned. I prefer it with the back bench that closes the cockpit and provide additional seating (not in the photo).