- well, what i meant about a cockpit "feeling" a bit smaller it was purely from a photographic perspective. I haven't visited the boat, i saw all the available brochures and videos of it. But i guess finding the right cat must be so personnal when one looks at the design. I recently visited the new Hélia 44 (from Fountaine-P) and the new Lagoon 52, and both gave me that "big open cockpt" feeling. Very nice. (but then Lagoon-52's saloon
left me disappointed, and Hélia-44 feels a bit small in the hulls).. Here with the Isara 50 the cockpit feels a bit smaller but it perhaps is in proportion to the rest of the boat, as on the isara 50 the designers seem to have gone to fantastic lengths to offer a bigger than average and beautiful saloon
. I need to get on that boat and see it. I corresponded by email recently with one of the directors of Isara Yachts, he answered each of my emails promptly , which is nice, it seems like isara 50 will be at the Annapolis boat show
, they're not sure if they'll be able to be at any of the eurpoean boat shows this fall-winter season, but there is a question mark there. They haven't got enough boats produced yet to be able to dispatch them around, but the buzz about their build quality and design seems to be going forward , the result seeming to be that the Isara 45 is being launched very soon, and next after that is the 60-footer i think? I told him in my email about my concerns over the lack of good after-sales customer service
out there, and osmosis/blistering problems that recently occurred on cats of one of the top cat makers, here's what he said (i'm sure he won't mind me pasting it):
" I understand exactly what you mean. I started the Isara company some years ago, because I was disappointed by the levels of service
and choice in the market and I agree that I often hear bad things about many of the production manufacturers.
I can say from the start that the Isara brand is very different. They are more spacious, better styled both the exterior and the sumptuous interior
, and and far better built than the production boats. The materials are far higher quality and the design is better too."
"In summary the yard we use have 40 years of building experience of cruising sailing boats from 37 - 72 feet (the Tayana brand) and they have an excellent reputation as very well built, long lasting cruisers which is why we chose them. In terms of design we use Jean Jacques Coste who has an enviable reputation for multihull
design and styling by a super yacht stylist Roel de Groot! In terms of service we have our own dealer network which is growing fast as well as with Tayana's network globally, so when it comes to service and any warranty issues we hope we will be able to cover all eventualities.
Lastly we build semi custom boats which means you choose what you get and it will suit your needs and style, and as such, we enjoy offering a personal level of service throughout the purchase
and build process and continue that after commissioning into the future when you are sailing.
With regards to the boats specifically, i could show you the one in annapolis
(Isara 50) in the next month or so, if you were able to do that during the next 3-4 weeks it would be possible. If you think thats realistic let me know, or if its too short notice we can look at another time." (and quote)