I haven't seen the boat in person, but from the photos on their website, there's a lot to like about the interior
. Those "whatever they are" "things" in front of the coach roof are going to be a hazard, though. When you need to get to the mast
, it will be because something (e.g., reefing, straightening a kinked line) needs to be done, in a hurry. With the rigging
led back to the cockpit
, that will be lessened, but since that is also more complicated, that might also mean that you will be dealing with something gone awry, and in rough weather
. In such a circumstance, you want wide flat side decks with good handholds and as few tripping hazards as possible. The last 8 feet of so has no handholds and a big tripping hazard.
The other thing I don't like about it is that the area in between those "things" is going to catch green water
, very efficiently, and it doesn't look like there's much place for it to go. You want that area in front of your cabin
to be built so as to sluice away water
, quickly. One good wave can easily bring 100's of gallons of water on your decks (@ 8.75 lbs per gallon) and you don't want anything getting it its way. The only places it looks like the water has to go are: Through your front window (very, very bad -- and it does happen, I've personally seen it on a Leopard 46
, with disastrous results), down your hatches and onto your berths (merely bad, but that's not a good way to find out your hatches are leaking), or into your deck
lockers (not a big deal, assuming they have drains). Otherwise, the water has to drain out forward, with other water coming right behind.
So, in my way of thinking, those design features right by themselves, would eliminate this boat from my consideration.