Thanx Yeloya, I agree with you as far as the loading but an Outremer
Standard is still the fastest production boat around. Switch, Gunboat, Freydis, etc are not really production boats. For example an Outremer
55 Light is only about 17,000 lbs which is about half of the Catana
50 or Lagoon
50. I think the Standard comes in at about 24,000 lbs. Air conditioning
and a genset added to a Light would be about 1000 to 2000 lbs. Correct me if I'm wrong. So, if the hulls and rig are the same then a converted Outremer 55 Light would still be lighter and therefore faster than a Standard or just about anything else. The tradeoff is the spartan accomodations which is OK for me. I'm a sweater so laying in my berth when it's 95 degrees outside isn't going to work. I welcome any input you might have. Fair winds.