Just a personal note here, since I have been seriously looking into French aluminium lifting keel
boats. As for the Ovnis, I can see one advantage over the competition. The interiors are done at they yard, as opposed to owner installed on many other of the now older boats. They seem to keep their resale value well, which is a good thing if you do not want to keep it for many years to come.
Basically though, to me the hype on Ovni
is 80 % due to very good marketing
. Professional website, including a forum for the owners, and of course they have been around a long time now, while cote tutors have come and gone.
For me none of the above justifies their almost refi cultus asking prices, even on older models, since ther are several other makes at least as good if not better...
But sure, if you feel comfortable with the price
tag, and plan to sell again in a few years, go for it?
It also depends on why choosing a metal hull
in the first place, for weight and performance a composite hull
is by far the strongest per weight unit and no corrosion
worries. Personally, I like alu for it's workboat qualities, ruggedness and simplicity. Present designs have strayed quite far from this concept
, moving into the more 'yachty niche'. Those are opposite qualities to me, thus I like tthe older models better and of course some of those purpose built expedition boats.
To each his own of course