I must say, I really like the Comfortina 39. Looks like a nice offshore suitable interior, and the exterior is pleasantly non-euro styled. She even sports dorade vents. She also seems to sail well. I can only find a 2m draft version on their site. Do they offer a shoal keel option? How is the pricing compared to HR372 or Salona38?
As far as Puma goes, it seems they are staying close to the eastern wall of the Gulf Stream, maybe in the hopes of a favorable current, maybe they know something we don't....
I knew you would like this one.
And you have reason to like it. They use to be at Dusseldorf and I can promise you that you are going to be impressed.
Regarding the keel this is a semi-custom boat and they probably can do a version with a smaller draft…but they are not going to like because they like fast boats.
Regarding price this boat in quality of interior finish is on the same league as the Halberg -Rassy. I can even say that I like more the interior of this boat.
The price is much nearer the one of a Rassy than the one of the Salona 38. The boat is a 39ft so it is possible that it will cost around the price of the HR 375. Last time I looked at the price, three years ago, it was around 226 000 euros. Off course, than you can join about 40 000 euros of extras and I would say that for us (with 20% VAT) it should cost a bit more than 300 000 €.
It would be slightly less expensive than a HR or a Malo of the same size.
About the VOR I could say I hate to be right, but that would not be true.
Even Puma recognized it was on the wrong track because now is on the same course as Groupama, after losing more 10Nm. But they had taken the right option. If they had persisted on that course they would have been overtaken by Telefonica.
Now it is time for Puma to win some miles over Groupama on the night. After that Groupama is going to win again over Puma. The problem is that I think probably Telefonica is also going to win over Puma. Interesting