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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

Of the mid-30s CC boats I quite like the Moody 345. Not too many on this side of the pond but very nice boats. They even look OK. The big compromise is that the passage to the aft cabin is low - but this is not something you do too often in a day.
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The Moody 425 was always high on my list of desirable boats. Very few in Oz but to my mind a goodun.
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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

Regarding the aesthetics of small center cockpits I still think they are generally too high for my taste but some manufacturers have found a way of disguising that in a very effective way, using wood. I know, I am an aesthetics freak but I found these ones pleasing to my eye and some even very beautiful and I want to share with you guys, maybe you find them beautiful too





















Well, the last one are not really CC cockpit boats but they are not also true AC boats, let us call them classics?


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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

All Najads Paulo ? Simply beautiful and you know me ... I am somewhat fond of the "classic" look.
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All Najads Paulo ? Simply beautiful and you know me ... I am somewhat fond of the "classic" look.
Hi! No the first one is a Najad 38, a special edition, in the middle you have a Nordborg and the two last ones and more beautiful are Scalar.

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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

There are SO many cool European boats that we never get to even hear about, let alone see, on this side of the pond.. Thanks for those, and all the others, Paulo!
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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

For a few years runnng, an aft cockpit Najad was probably my favorite boat in the Annapolis Show... One year the 332, I believe, another the 440 AC, and then their 35-footer (which CRUISING WORLD referred to as a "Pocket Cruiser" in their review)

Even more is the pity, that Najad filed for bankruptcy last summer...

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Even more is the pity, that Najad filed for bankruptcy last summer...
They were saved by a neighbor company that makes motor boats and that now owns Najad. I think they are going out of trouble and they certainly deserve it.

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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

Truly beautiful boats ... you are right Paulo, the Scalar is the pick of a very attractive litter.
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