Thank you for your input, kind of confirms my thoughts.
Basically I like the interior layout a lot, I am not so tall and in this boat I can see out thru the cabin top windows. Hull windows a nice feature but they could be bigger. What I do not like is the rather old looking use of teak for the interior, I like the RM look much more. But I can live with this also.
Otherwise a very good quality impression. I saw a boat in early stage of build too.
I was curious to hear your opinion to see if it matched mine. Yes, we see things through the same eyes: very simple, very well designed and with good quality all around (and I have been on a finished boat).
This boat ticks most of my boxes, especially beeing just the right size and with those test backing it up I am very temtped to sign a deal. It is though rather expensive compared with the benbavjeanneaus, as you already know, but not so compared to Najad, x-yacht etc. And standard equipment comprehensive and deck gear much bigger sizes and top end versions compared with the above mentioned cheaper alternatives. And basically there is not a single identical competitior on the market in this size.
I don't find the boat expensive. The price is much less than x-yacht, Luffe, Arcona, Grand-Soleil, Comet or Finngulf and just a bit over Dufour 40e. If you have to compare it it would be with the RM 1200 that should cost slightly less but the hardware quality is miles away.
I think you can have on that boat at least a 10% discount, probably a bit more.
Paulo, regarding the rigging I will have the main sheet direct from the track so no winches for that, the main is not that big.
That was what I was talking about and the boat I have mentioned is rigged that way. The standard Opium 39 rigging comes with German sheeting and that does not make sense with only a winch on the side.
I believe you really should test sail the boat. I believe that your doubts would be taken away. Even my wife got impressed with the boat speed and normally she don't care or look at that.