I have no idea about US prices but I know that there is always a special offer in autumn where you get a lot of extra's at no or low cost.
Check the feauture list at
of the German dealer. The extra options are included I think. You can compare the option list to the one of Fountaine Pajot
. You'll have to brush up your German...
Regarding options: In my opinion:
- I would immediately exchange the engine
horsepowers for an autopilot
. I have only once required full power of the 2*20 HP's in 7200 miles. To go straight against 40 knots of wind
between rocks for a few hundred meters. When motoring long distance I hardly ever go over 2000 RPM
. We did 250 engine
hours using 300 liters of fuel
- Get 5 or better 6 jammers on the roof instead of the double one standard. 6 are required for: Mainsail halyard and sheet, 2 for standard reefing and one for the 3rd reef in your next mainsail, one for the main sail tensioner in the boom. Best is to get two triple jammers.
- Maybe get the standard bowsprit
, without the spi or gennaker
. The sail you'll probably buy cheaper yourself.
- The external shower
can be economically modified from cold to hot+cold by ordering a Plastimo
part plus some plumbing
. Winter job, if you like that.
- Second water
tank is very difficult to install later. Get it now if you think you'l need it. But fully filled up costs you half a knot
, more even when tacking against short waves.
- If you sail nights: ask them to mount the new series 32 LED tricolour+anchor light from Aqua Signal instead of the normal series 40 light masthead light from Aqua Signal. Might be cheaper than installing later, should save money
for the standard light. If you don't sail at night but only anchor
, it's cheaper to get a LED replacement light for the anchorlight.
- Ask them to mount a standard Windex at the REAR side of the masthead, or do it yourself. It is a doable job.
If I did it again, I would ask the boat without any underwater paint
, and put on 3-5 layers of anti-osmosis epoxy
and 4-5 layers of coppercoat on it myself. This would save the 10-15 days of work to remove the standard epoxy and self-polishing antifouling.
And I would always save money
by having it delivered in La Rochelle, and sailing it across yourself or by a skipper
. It is hen advisable to go to La Rochelle yourself to inspect the boat on delivery
, or get somebody who knows the ship well.
Hope this helps. Kind regards