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Old 19-04-2012, 07:40   #16
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

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My bad...

They are currently making:

Mahe 36
Lipari 41
Orana 44
Salina 48
Sanya 57 (new)

Plus the day cruising range.
Interesting that FP named the Lipari a "41" when in fact its only 39x22 feet- about the same size as the Lavizzi/Athena -Orana 44 is really 43 feet & the Salina48 is 47 feet- I guess we feel like we have a bigger boat if we exaggerate its size- this way we feel better for spending so much money !
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

Or thay can charge more for less
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Old 19-04-2012, 07:54   #18
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

and the Leopard 39 is 37' 6", the Leopard 44 is 42' 7"

I'm sure it's the marketing types fault, engineers would call the Leopard 39 a 37.5!!!!
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That's pretty standard isn't it, rounding up?
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

Thanks for all the advice, reckon i will look at the athena to see whats available
Did any of these boats have shaft drive instead of saildrive, I personally prefer the shaft drive
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Old 20-04-2012, 00:46   #21
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

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That's pretty standard isn't it, rounding up?
Not always. Privilege 435 is 44' 1". Most Privilege 465s are actually 49'
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

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Thanks for all the advice, reckon i will look at the athena to see whats available
Did any of these boats have shaft drive instead of saildrive, I personally prefer the shaft drive
Here's an old review that says saildrive for the Athena, not sure about the other two.

Athena 38
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Old 20-04-2012, 05:20   #23
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Thanks for all the advice, reckon i will look at the athena to see whats available
Did any of these boats have shaft drive instead of saildrive, I personally prefer the shaft drive
If you never had saildrive you may find you like them- I know I do- I think the all have saildrives
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Re: athena 38, mahe 36 or gemini 105c

We have a 2003 Athena thats been in charter in Croatia since new and does over 20 hard weeks of use per year. It's stood up to that pretty well, and judging by where the secondhand boats for sale are located around the world Athena's are clearly ocean capable as others have mentioned. Chartering requires tough boats that are reliable and easy to maintain and turnround otherwise you lose money. One surprising factor is that the people who maintain and operate our boat prefer the Athena compared to others including the more modern Lavezzi is because it has the engines inside the aft cabins it does not suffer the serious engine corrosion problems like those with those with outside access. Also, there much more room to access engines, calorifiers etc . The downside is that to do daily checks on the Athena you have to remove bedding, although we are working on a mod to improve this using gas struts to lift the entire bed intact. The operators also prefer Yanmar over Volvo having operated both.
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