Originally Posted by nalinjay1974
Hi Skip There is a Condor 40 for sale
Tks Nalinjay... huhu... yeah... that beauty looks like a "biest".... waiting for a fly ! This boat seems to have lots of temperament. :-) Remembers me little bit a Warbird of Klingons
Indeed, I like the concept
of Condor 40 (so far what I have seen by photos but yet not sailed one personally). Boats regularly in a good prize-value range.
Its a boat of nearby 30 years of age... that time they had been built in Annapolis
during 1985 till 1991. The basic idea of the design was to create a competitive OSTAR (Class 3) sailor. So it can be sailed well "single handed".
A mix of feelings seeing this boat evokes in me. Very strange... I am wondering about myself as mostly I like "elegant lines" like those of Kurt Hughes
In our times this Condor design has a kind of retro-vintage look... Taking a first look at you know: "its an old design" (by Phil Herting and Mick Price). Lurking at the details of the lines you see the potentials and quickly knowing: it still can be a competitive boat in the cruising-racing segment.
From far distance the boat evokes a very, very different picture... remarkable the uplifted daggerboard. E.g. this one built in 1989 which was sold two years ago. Not knowing where "La Perla Negra" (name of this boat) is sailing now.
This is something which is fascinating me again and again seeing such Trimarans "with character + personality"... I dont get tired of.
Like you look at the "old J-Class", ancient America's Cuppers or Schooners in the tradition of "Tea Clippers". You see them and know on first view: they are fast boats making a sailor's heart happily.
I will check it out... need some more details rarely infos given about this "white biest". Regularly I dont like tillers.
But seeing this boat I say: it cant have a wheel steering
. Very strange. What is going with me ??
Let's see ! - Tks again.