There are two flavors of the Newport
41. The early ones are the same as the C&C
Redline 41. An extremely successful racer
from the early '70s whose molds were sold to Capital Yachts by C&C
. The Mark II version has a better rudder
design and supposedly better rudder
control. Don't know who was responsible for the redesign or exactly when it went into use. Really like the Newport galley
layout and the reputation of the boat but no personal experience. IIRC, the 41 has an encapsulated keel
and a decent sump. A big plus to keep things dry in the real ocean world.
Don't know anything about the Cal
43 other than it didn't meet with much success in the market place and few were built.