Nice to here all the comments re Carpe Vita , formerly Josephine and originally Opium which was it turned out actually an Advantage 43 which is a lighter design with finer hulls, empty weight according to the plans was designed as 4000 kg and max 7000kg fully loaded, very light for a bridgedeck cat at 43ft 6 x 28 ft. We have sold her a few days ago and have unloaded a lot of stuff that will allow better clearance and performance , we really should have dropped a lot of this weight before crossing from Aus to NZ last year but did not know what we may need to repair on the way. The new owner is excited to get the boat and made a decision within 48 hrs of viewing, no mucking about , we agreed a price
and job done the Kiwi way, coincidently I had bought his last 46ft cat from him some years ago. I am impressed by his carpe vita attitude ''sieze life'' i could hardly believe it when he revealed he is well past 70, I hope I am so full of life in 20 years.
Brownone you should look at a Fusion 40 [there is one at Gulf Harbour where my cat now is] if you can afford one plus give me a call if you may consider a syndicate purchase
, not with me but I know of a group that is looking to share a nice cat based in Auckland