I am watching this thread with interest. I have been looking around online at various different choices in the 44-48 ft range trying to figure out what works for me. I was planning on going to the Miami Boat show
but ran out of time on a work project
and work won out over boat shopping
So my next opportunity is Le Grande Motte in April. Not the best time for me work wise to take a week in the south of France
I configured a Leopard
online, actually two, the 44 and the 48. I get a very nice email
from a Leopard
sailsman extollingthe vvirtue of the Leopard 44. And what do you know, they have an owners version coming in the fall. Would I like more details? Sure, I say, it's a bit early for me but let's see what's on offer.
And that's it. Nothing more. No emails. No answers to voicemail left. I tried to speak with a FP broker as well. Sent an email introducing myself, ask for some contact info, even called the number I found online. Nothing.
Makes me want to simply spend the money
and buy a used Antares
. Everything I read and hear is they value every client, new or used, and they stand behind their product.
So if I can find a broker to help me out, one that actually follows up, it might be the miracle I am looking for.