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|01-29-2006 08:29 PM|
This post got my curiosity up so I googled it. Here is place where you might find some info on your boat. I don''t know, as I did not explore any of the listed sites, but it looked like a possibility.
|01-29-2006 08:07 PM|
I thought you were trying to sneak an advertisment in on us, but there at the very bottom was this unusual boat. It is 30 ft long with a 3 ft beam, 7 ft draft (keel down), and weighs 2400#. Cost is about 50k. Sounds like an offshore cruiser to me. Home page for the boat is
Thanks for pointing us to this very interesting boat.
|01-29-2006 06:19 PM|
Is the boat comparable to the JS9000 that can be seen at www.arrowvoice.com.au
|01-29-2006 06:58 AM|
I have no personal experience with them, but an old broker told me they were well built. She didn''t have one but recommended I look for one.
You didn''t mention the keel depth. If this boat has the 4''4" draft then it won''t sail upwind worth a darn. If it was the deep draft version then it should be fine. No, the boat will not be as fast as the first series but would be better fitted out for cruising.
|01-28-2006 03:00 PM|
I am seriously considering the purchase of a Beneteau Idylle 11.5. I am unfamiliar with this particular series. I know that the First series are the race boats that are reasonably well constructed and the Oceanis series are more for cruising and are a little less robust.
Does this boat fall somewhere in between or did it have some other purpose? I am a little concerned about the depth of draft for a boat that size and am wondering how well it can actually sail? I have no intention of racing this boat, but I don''t want to sail a boat that is a slug or one that simply can''t go to weather at all.