We are the second owners of a 2001 H410 - she was commissioned in the spring of 2002 - and we love her. We brought her home to Fort Lauderdale
in in the early summer of 2005 and to the Chesapeake in late spring of 2006. We made a trial run to the Bahamas
in 2008, and then set off for the Caribbean
in October 2010. We have been sailing in the southern Caribbean
each season since. She has kept us safe and well. No trans-ocean passages to report on.
Did I mention that we love her? Comfortable, a pleasure to sail in anything but the lightest airs, lots of storage
(despite what I have seen written elsewhere - the amount of storage
is not apparent at first). Her original owner tricked her out pretty well (StrongTrack to ease the raising of the main, StackPack, dual a/c, Panda genset, inverter
, electric winch
trickle charge...) We have added large solar panels
, Kato davits
, wash down pump, isolation transformer...) and of course replaced various equipment
over the years as needed. I mention the list only in the interest of full disclosure.
We look at new(er) boats from time to time, and we never see anything in a comparable price
point that we would consider.
Cons? In the Chesapeake in summer the master cabin
can be hard to ventilate. The Pullman forward bunk is comfortable and that cabin
is very well ventilated but it's really a one person ( or two very small persons) sleeping space. The fridge and freezer
are a bit of a week point (we've given up on the hydraulics, for example).
Best of luck in your search.