Aside from the aesthetics, which are as you say in the eye of the beholder, not too bad otherwise. The tech specs and ratios are okay. The negatives? well the standard draft
of 1.3 is too much, the galley
is way too small, but if you try and put galley
up in under 13 metres that happens, the helms and way to exposed, but if you must turn the cockpit
into a saloon
that happens as well.
I am not a fan of a single
piece trampoline, and the massive flat chine mms above the waterline is a recent trend that increases overall beam while decreasing stability, will slap like crazy in a choppy anchorage and providing difficulties in locating fenders in a marina.
I note that it is unsinkable (one of their monohull
owners should tell them that you can't build an unsinkable boat - just saying) I also note that antifouling is an option - I mean seriously.
One of the key concerns I have is the optional pivoting centreboard. Not a big fan, of centreboards, daggerboards yes - not centreboards, they are only supported at one end, they rely of mechanical fixtures like the pivot, the slot creates much turbulence, and te slot is a bugger to antifoul, and it still draws a metre (almost) with a the boards up. But good on them for at least recognising the importance of offering a daggerboard variation.