in RSA are specialists in semi-custom designed cats, mostly making high spec Schionnings to order. They have just commissioned their own boat, the Fluid 550, which they want to be a production affair, so cheaper than their usual fare. The link is at www.fluidyachts.com
. The remit was apparently to use the principles of the Schionnings, light weight, skinny hulls, good centre of gravity, high bridgedecks for good open ocean performance and behaviour. Also to mostly use similar materials as Schionning/Bob Oram, ie. DuFlex, albeit with a little moulding in some places.
Anyone got any personal experience of Custom Marine
, or the designer
they have commissioned to make this boat, Southwell Yacht Design in Cape Town
Comment much appreciated as so far I really like what I hear about them, and if my balloon needs pricking now is the time to do it!