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Old 24-11-2012, 14:04   #1
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Neel 45 Tri and FP Sanya 57 win Sail Magazines Best Boats

I believe this award only goes out to a new production model. Like Motor Trend's car of the year.
Best Boats 2013 Neel 45 | Sail Magazine
Best Boat 2013 Fountaine-Pajot Sanya 57 | Sail Magazine
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Old 25-11-2012, 16:57   #2
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Re: Neel 45 Tri and FP Sanya 57 win Sail Magazines Best Boats

The Neel Tris are an interesting retake on an old concept. Would love to take one for a test sail.

Interesting that the Sanya won boat of the year. Reminds me a customer who had $100k to remodel a kitchen. What type of kitchen can you get for $100? Whatever you like. The same can be said for a 57 cat. While I am not a huge fan, I think the Helia shouldn't won.
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Old 27-11-2012, 15:38   #3
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Re: Neel 45 Tri and FP Sanya 57 win Sail Magazines Best Boats

I agree the FP Helia 44 would have been a better pick than the FP Sanya 57
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Old 28-11-2012, 12:23   #4
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Re: Neel 45 Tri and FP Sanya 57 win Sail Magazines Best Boats

I just returned from the BVI where we saw a few Sanya's. I have to say that I was not impressed with it. When you look at the Sanya and the Lagoon 560 the Lagoon beats it in every area (except sailing, I'm sure). You can't tell the difference between the Sanya and the Salina from a distance.

These flagship models are appealing to the floating condo buyers. I would choose the 560.
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Re: Neel 45 Tri and FP Sanya 57 win Sail Magazines Best Boats

I think the boats must be introduced as a 2012 model. Was the Helia in production prior to this year?
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