Originally Posted by S/V Illusion
I noticed that too but so did the Morris team and the Hinckey boats. Very dissimilar boats but just goes to show what appearances mean.
Did Hinckley have a sailboat there? If so, I missed it. And the Morris Ocean Series 46 was probably the boat of the show (excluding the superyachts at the separate broker's show)--if price
were no object. Also the Bruckmann 50.
I disliked the Hanses (can't stand the IKEA interiors) and the Jeanneaus (blah). I saw a Beneteau
I liked (it was the two-cabin version of a 40 footer) even though it completely lacked a nav station. It had a huge cabin
aft that you could use as a workroom and garage-- perfect for a cruising boat. Nice galley
too, and it was priced around $240K.
I was prepared to like the Passport 46. It wasn't too bad, but didn't excite me. Same with the Moody, which was (as my college age daughter would say) so ten minutes ago. Maybe they're made in Germany
now, but they're still stodgy without any compensating class.
I took a quick look at the Island Piglets (nothing new there) and the Sabres (nothing new there either). When is Sabre
going to ditch those headliners, which, on top of being ugly, make it so much more difficult to deal with electrical
problems, since most of the wires run in conduits hidden by the headliner
I had no interest in the Hunters. Catalina
had a couple of boats-- a 445 and a smaller one-- but we were jaded at that point. It was a perfect sailing day and we weren't going to waste all of it looking at boats.