Have a google
for Koopmans (see Dick Koopmans Jachtontwerpers
) or see the following add for a good example in your price
range; Koopmans 49 378IL | Zeiljachten | De Nationale Botenbank
There are several for sale
. I have a Koopmans 43, centerboard
, aluminium. Great boat, can stand any weather
, anything up to 40 knots is still "comfortable". The designer
(Koopmans Sr.) has a 43 ft himself and sailed around antartica himself with his wife and into Antartica.
is also great choice, more space inside, however I am convinced in a real bad seas the Koopmans hull
form is your better choice over the OVNI hull form. In all reality when keeping an eye on the forecast
the changes are not that big to run into a real bad storm (anything over windforce 8-9) so again I would not hesitate with an OVNI design.
I have had some bad seas (typical nothern North Sea weather), but a Koopmans design is doing just fine in those seas, I never ever felt insecure in weather
with this design. Center board option is great. I do not want to do without it anymore.
If you want good resell value in Europe
your best bet is having a European design such as Koopmans or Ovni. Other designers mentioned in this tread such as van der Stadt are doing equally fine.
US built boats do not do that well in resell value in Europe
, in particular in Holland
as quality of construction of metal boats is very high here, and everything is compared against that level.
I am from Holland, grew up there and sailed on the North Sea. I live in the US now and have been able to compare designs, Brewer deisgn are great, Kanter same, however built quality here in US is lower then in Holland consitently. So if you are thinking to resell in Europe, best bet is to sell in Holland (high prices) and take a Dutch deisgn, preferable built in Holland. There is plenty of good choice.