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Old 11-12-2013, 16:15   #16
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Re: Saba 50

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Am I the only cat owner who wants a truly bad-ass dingy? The set up on a St. Francis and Voyage allows you to put a 14 to 15' dingy with a center console on it easily on the back and not have it rocking all day long.
If you like St. Francis, then maybe you should tow there St. Francis Fun Boat behind you.
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Old 11-12-2013, 16:46   #17
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Re: Saba 50

It's off the subject of the new Saba but this is what I'm looking for - except about 2' shorter.
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Old 11-12-2013, 16:49   #18
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I have no clues on St Francis price but Saba will cost app. K 700 € including the A/C , genset, etc..

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3 years ago you could buy a SF 50 for $850k completely tricked out.
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Old 15-12-2013, 16:55   #19
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new SABA 50 - any ideas?

hey all
fountaine pajot came out with a new 50-footer, the SABA 50, replacing the older salina 48 evolution.
I've seen the pictures and layout on the website, but there is not much more information.
Does any of you have any contacts at FP who could tell us more about the performance of the boat, the materials used to build it, it's solidity, longevity, etc;;?? are FP going to drastically improve their after sales customer service with this cat?
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Old 15-12-2013, 23:03   #20
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Of course ;-)))
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Old 22-12-2013, 15:55   #21
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Re: Saba 50

wow....yeloya already hit the nail on the head, this boat must have a truly disastrous hull length to beam ratio, coupled with what seems to be a very average sail/displacement setup. I also doubt most of them will come in at 15.7mt once fully optioned up and with the almost 1 ton of diesel on board. By the current numbers this is going to be one hell of a 'stubborn' sailboat. Comfy though! The good old bahia must be turning in its 'grave'. They make sense for FP though I guess from a $$ perspective of course. But more and more of these types of boats in the market place will keep strengthening the real world value of good sailing cats, and it will become harder and harder to get into a well built, good performing boat from an availability and $$ perspective (eg: the values of 12-14 year old 471's...)....the mantra going forward will increasingly be, if you have a well built, well rounded cat with decent performance at sea and a comfy living situation, keep it!!!
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She resembles to Helia but the sail area to displacement ratio is way worse.. Unlike Helia, the front cabines are transversal and under the bridge and the hulls look quite bulky. Add to this the increased windage, the sail perfrmance doesn't look very promissing.
The space that she offers is claimed to be more than the Lagoon 52 and she is better looking. I believe FP will sell quite a lot.
It is sad though to see that FP is increasingly lagoonised.. We cannot blame them, this was the market is demanding.
I will have to look more seriously to Nautitech..

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FP must have heard me.. they announced to the dealers today that they will extend the mast lenght for more sail area. we don't know yet by how much tough..
Good move anyway..
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oh dear........
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Old 17-01-2014, 06:12   #24
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My old Lagoon 440 has a 81m2 main and weighs 5 ton less, with a smaller main this 50 should sail like a pig
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agreed dirkdig........... it's pathetic
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