hi guys, Im considering buying
a new or used Helia, I think it has one of the best layouts I've seen. When I viewed it at the boat shows I saw a few signs that made me doubt the build quality, and the davit issue on the early Helias seemed like a sloppy mistake.....my questions are as owners:
how have you found the quality, does it hold up well to charter
or long distance cruising? (particularly compared to lagoon
again, but others too)
how is the sailing performance compared to other similar size cats you have been on, particularly vs lagoon
Are there things that have annoyed you as an owner in terms of design, build quality, or anything else?
Would you make the same decision to buy in hindsight?
I've been looking for a while and getting closer to taking the plunge, will start in the med and then hopefully caribbean
, and then wherever I end up!
Other boats I'm looking at are Lagoon 450, Privilege
Nautitech, and the new bali 45 by catana
.Im planning on chartering a hell in the caribbean
probably this year, did the lagoon 450 last year and loved the space but found it slow and a little dull. Don't like exposed helms so catana