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Old 19-01-2013, 09:57   #1
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48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

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What is the opinion on these two boats

2008 48ft FP Salina for $370k
2008 Fountaine Pajot Salina Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

2007 50ft Admiral Owners Version
2007 Admiral Owner's Version Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com


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Old 19-01-2013, 10:37   #2
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

They are both really nice boats. I really like the forward visibilty of the 48ft FP Salina.
Do not really care for the 50ft Admiral Owners Version saloon.
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Old 19-01-2013, 10:38   #3
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

Seems the FP is better looking- for what thats worth
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Old 19-01-2013, 11:21   #4
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

The Admiral looks fully loaded for a lesser price.
And looks as she has been cared for.
Unless the pictures are 5 year old that is.
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Old 19-01-2013, 20:06   #5
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

Wow! That Admiral looks like a lot of boat for ~300k.
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Old 19-01-2013, 20:47   #6
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The Admiral looks fully loaded for a lesser price.
And looks as she has been cared for.
Unless the pictures are 5 year old that is.
Yes, we were wondering about the date of the photo's too. Ive asked for updated photos.
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:25   #7
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

I was aboard this Admiral briefly about 9 months ago. She looked very clean.
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:51   #8
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

FP are still in business, Admiral not so much, that may be important to you.
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Old 20-01-2013, 01:56   #9
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FP are still in business, Admiral not so much, that may be important to you.
Hi, Yes, I see that about Admiral but not sure how that would affect us.

Ideas? It wouldn't still be under warranty, i'd presume.
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Old 20-01-2013, 04:49   #10
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

Weight, Weight, Weight. The comparisons of are interesting Multihull Dynamics, Inc. - Standard Comparison Step 2

but two things would be important to me for sure, what each weighs and their marketability for resale when the time came. I would definitely have any boat I surveyed weighed and rerun the numbers on the Custom Eval tool Multihull Dynamics, Inc. - Home making it part of the purchase agreement.
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

Have not seen the FP but have seen the Admiral and the workmanship is pretty low. Not to mention they did not make many of them before going out of business.
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The admiral is a lot of boat for the money, resale is important but how much lower can a 50' cat in good condition go? The bridge deck clearance is not great though. Sometimes a company being out of business does not affect the resale values, look at Manta. Do not expect the quality of a privilege for instance but you are comparing it to an FP so I says it compares fine.
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Old 22-01-2013, 04:17   #13
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Re: 48ft 2008 FP Salina vs 50ft 2007 Admiral

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Hi all,

What is the opinion on these two boats

2008 48ft FP Salina for $370k
2008 Fountaine Pajot Salina Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

2007 50ft Admiral Owners Version
2007 Admiral Owner's Version Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com


Thanks.
I believe the FP rudder is forward of the sail drive making maneuverability iffy under certain circumstances. Also, from what I've seen the fit and finish in an Admiral boat is much better than an FP. Keep in mind that South African boat designs seem to hold up very well over time as these boats were designed for water sailing">blue water sailing. FPs were designed to be put into charter.

Keep doing your homework...
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Old 22-01-2013, 19:37   #14
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I believe the FP rudder is forward of the sail drive making maneuverability iffy under certain circumstances.
Not according to this drawing from FP's website.

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Not according to this drawing from FP's website.

plan-salina.jpg--SALINA 48 Evolution-Technique
My mistake. I was surprised to see this drawing. The FP Lavezzi 40, Lipari 41, and the Orana 44 all have the prop behind the rudder. This is the new FP guidelines as they move the engines as far back in the boat as possible to increase interior room.

The Charter market rules over boat design...
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