I spent a week crewing
on one of these last year and have been on several. The build quality is certainly pretty good and should be even better on new models as the factory moved production from China
The boat is actually only 32 feet long despite the name but feels like its a 38 from the space inside. The galley
is plenty big enough and the saloon
feels large. The sailing is easy with all lines to the cockpit
and a self tacking jib
. It does heel slightly which feels odd on a cat but its not excessive.
This is not a performance boat by any means but has enough turn of speed for cruising but be sure to get a good light airs wardrobe if you're not cruising in windy areas as she takes a bit to get going. Also be aware that the basic model offered is BASIC - the upgrades in sails
, instruments and luxury like teak
floors and platform are a big extra cost.
layout is great allowing safety
and enjoyment but be sure to order the canvas
covers to go with it.
The second hand market on these is very good with several 5 year old (approx) boats selling for almost the same price
as new in the UK so probably a good investment (in as much as a boat can be)
Hope this helps