Yes I have the Aphrodite 42.
I sailed from Amsterdam
to Ravenna in the Adriatic
After 3500 miles I can say tha the boat has a strong hull
, very nice cockpit
, easy sailing, good interiors.
Upwind with waves she is not fast, but I think that many boats have the same problem.
When you sail upwind about 60° you reach 6 6,50 kn.
With the wind
from 90° to 120° easy 7,5 to 9, downwind in the Atlantic with waves and 28 knts of real wind
we reach over 11 knts.
The boat is very stable sailing, smooth with the waves, the helm
is a bit hard, but if you get use you do not need so many corrections.
She do not like to have much power on the mainsail
Fast with light wind.
Is not modern but is a secure boat made for long trips with no stress.