The aquador 32C is a lovely boat, and will do what you want . I'd recommend it. More then adequate to nip across the channel and handy enough at low speeds. You'll need the power to to handle the rivers in France
especially the Seine and the Rhone, a displacement boat is very limiting and I wouldn't reccomend it. The faster boat will be generally more useful too in those time limited weekend trips along the coast etc.
Not to mention the fact that displacement mobos have little value in the UK, nobody on the coast buys them.
Most aquadors are big single engine
versions a few were twins. Carry a transom mounted outboard
for backup on the channel crossing.
The big engine
will be fine pottering about. Once she isn't new and has been broken in properly, the turbo after a while ( years) might get coked up , but nothing that can't be fixed. I presume you will be doing paris , so just check the overall height, she's near the limit , the little arch may have to come down. Lovely boat for a couple.
Transom stern boarding is handy and you have aquadors lovely quality.
I'd say your making a wise choice. What is she engined with D6 Volvo
Several posters have commented that semi displacement Has better sea keeping . These days that is not true anymore and the arrival of large deep vee planing hulls has disproved that theory.
Look at the newest all weather
pilot boats and the new Shannon class RNLI lifeboat. All are deep v planing hulls. Not to mention the big tough as boots RIBs. Planing hulls are considerably at fuel economy at planing speeds then semi displacements running fast ( ie > 12 kn)
One of the experts on heavy weather
mobo usage , dag pike ( his book is a good read) prefers planing hulls in bad weather over semi displacement.
Having been out on the new RNLI boat, one can only agree with him
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