....there is a listing on a Qingdao website which shows a pic of the boat (Nautic Star Marine (sailboats) | Qingdao China Sailing & Yachting
Away from the mundane to something slightly more interesting coming out of China. Check out the Adastra powerboat built in Zhuhai by McConaghy. We were anchored right next to one of them in Hong Kong
in November, forget your eco-friendly green wellies, they still had the bimbos and the jetskis on the back. There are two of them apparently.
Back to Farnovo, sounds a bit too much like Lenovo, OMG was that a thinkpad ad. I saw slipped in on their website. Something fishy there.
The mono-hull looks very smooth, and another contributor has assessed this as not having been built in China at all. The cat I can't comment on in terms of where it was built, but in my experience they generally try to rebrand Western designs in China and charge a considerably higher price
, arguing the price up in terms of the price of an imported boat with the duty, VAT and shipping
added on. Now you are talking big money
for something like a large Lagoon
in China. So for a local boat, maybe half the price: 500K Sterling.
I see the Tiger even got a mention here, totally irrelevant to this thread, but still a valid point. Narrow beam, but one of the main problems with the Tigers in China was the lack of understanding of the importance of having more than one head
sail, making them impossible to handle going upwind in anything above a 4.
Link to report: Chinese Coast Guard | Qingdao China | QINGDAO(nese)
A lack of maintenance
has done the rest. Even in 2010 they were being offloaded cheaply. Now the J80 and the Fareast 26 seem to have put the nail in the proverbial coffin as far as the Chinese market for Tigers is concerned.
Will there be a comeback?