Originally Posted by Thames 4 Blood
Thanks to all. I have a lot of other options to investigate. I'm not ready to write a cheque yet and who knows what will be on the market in the. Year or so when I am? I have a big soft spot for IPs as I might have said but I love the Cabo Ricos and I'm about to look at the other makes suggested.
I agree that most of the makes that will attract me are made in the USA. I wonder why the Europeans seem to make racing
hulls? Even the Najads and Rasseys new hulls are very much built on the racing
model. I have never been in a position where I would exchange comfort for an extra half knot
of speed.... And I am a huge fan of White boats...
Yes, at least in Europe
there seems to be a tendency to make racing hulls. I guess one reason is that nowadays it is technically quite easy and cheap
to make lightweight boats with whatever hull
shape. And speed is a nice sales feature. Who wants to buy an expensive slow boat when you can get a cheap
fast one. (well, I do)
I advertised earlier some Nautict boats. Also Nauticat seems to be on the Eoropean racing hull
track in the sense that their latest models, 385 and 37, are their most racing oriented boats. But they do have a wide range of models. In their very traditional Nauticat 441 comfort has clearly higher priority than top speed.