I have a Bull 7000,one of two in the States. A centre boarder 2000 lb fractional rig,articulating bowsprit
rocketship! Raced in 3 Swiftsure regattas,all kinds of offshore weather
Pacific NW,and is indestructable. Top speed seen 23 knots,planes at 5,75 upwind. For a 23 ft dinghy
which can match Melges 24 performance in most conditions,it is well designed,innovative with the articulating bowsprit(unmatched even today) there is nothing bad I can say. If this boat had been around in the old IOR days as a quarter tonner,nothing would have come close! We have recorded downwind speeds of 15 knots in 15 knots apparent . Found myself wondering what a 30 or 40 ft Bull would do. They are around,in NZ and Australia
. Look at Gregs site.