Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey
Funny i was looking online last night at the jeanneau 3600. Awesome boat. but the price
The high price is from the same reason why a First 45 is substancially more expensive than an Oceanis
45 even if the interior of the Oceanis 45 seems much bigger and nicer. The price of better masts, bigger and more winches, better and more sail hardware
and a hull more reinforced due to a bigger B/D ratio and more rigidity is what makes a boat expensive and the SF3600 is a top performance boat.
I never imagined you would like that boat, with that Avatar it looks you like only old stuff
, but if you liked that one there is a much more interesting boat in what regards cruising, the JPK 10.80.
Both boats have been designed to fight against each other, not only in regatta
but mainly to win the next Transquadra, that is a famous solo or duo transat race
, and contrary to the French other Transats, one for amateurs with more than 40 year of age (even if the French have top amateurs
The difference is that while the 3600 has a racing galley
and two seats one on each side of the boat (for offshore
solo racing) the JPK can have two interiors, one similar to the 3600 and the other with a good cruising interior, with a good galley and a good head
. Nice interior too.
The first one out had a cruising interior, even if has been performing already at top level racing. It has also a funny
looking side "window" that allows to look forward from inside the boat.
Below (linK) you have the results of the first race will real times and some photos of the boat including the interior. There was a J122 racing , a bigger boat that races on other class and has a much bigger rating and the JPK was doing about the same times (as well as the 3600 that was racing as well). 36 ft boats that can go as fast as a very fast 12m cruiser racer
what we are talking about. If they were cheap
they would be selling like pop corn
Interesting Sailboats: JPK 10.80 - First time out / first race
In what regards cruising the JPK 38 is better. More easy to be solo sailed, more stable, fast and with more interior space:
Only if one wants the boat for racing at high level and for cruising the new JPK 10.80 is a better option (the 38 has a bad rating for regatta). Racing at high level is never cheap
, but maybe you can get a sponsor
that pays your cruising time too