There are limitations on what you can do. Moreover, the cost could exceed the benefit. If Gordon is selling her Orana
and you can afford it, don't hesitate..
is newer design and in every new model FP has made big steps forward, not only in terms of space utilisation, but also in terms of overall ergonometry of the boat, short handed sailing ability,etc.
Orana is the first model with all the winches brought to helm
station, huge hard bimini
, etc. and you will really appreciate them. Bahia
doesn't have these features..
in overall sailing slightly better, probably thanks to her tinner hulls. So, yr call..
Meanwhile, yesterday they brought a brand new Eleuetra 60 ft for A/C installation
. This model had been launched quite some time ago, hence, has an outdated design. It cost close to 1.6 Mio USD and I wouldn't trade
my Orana with her. Like Belize
and Bahia the main sail winch
is at the buttom of the mast
, the genoa
lines on each sides and has a very small hard bimini
..Inside, just a bit larger..
Buttom line, in FP range go for the newest model possible, even if it's used (provided that it's well kept) or smaller in size. (inside volume of Orana is way larger than Bahia, even though it's 2-3 ft shorter.