Originally Posted by crankysailor
Sheez folks this was supposed to be a tongue in cheek posting
cause we found the other day at the marina we liked the boat from the outside but have been "trained" to not like Beneteaus.. It was all in good spirits .. Is there a "delete thread" button somewhere ? ...my goodness.
I believe the 36cc (1998) has the same hull
as the Beneteau
361 (1999), both boats being designed by Berret-Racopeau.
The only difference is that the 36cc has more windage due to a higher lateral profile to be able to offer a "king sized" aft cabin
. The seaworthiness was very similar even if we can argue that the extra height on top and the crew weight elevated can contribute for a slightly smaller stability.
It is certainly not more seaworthy
than the 361 and I have once heard someone complaining about the excessive lateral movement one experiences sitting high on the raised cockpit
(but it was regarding a bigger CC Beneteau).
tried the market at about the same time with CC boats derived from their AC boats but both stop producing them rather quickly.