Trying to discredit my opinion with ad hominem attacks is not going to work Latchdaddy.
We were looking to get Mahe 36
38 two years ago. We decided on Lagoon
38 thanks to everyone's help here. However, Lagoon had an issue with their dealers here and we did not complete that.
At 33, since I am neither retired nor unemployed, I do not have ample amounts of free time on my hand chasing boats. I was and I am busy running my company.
My lady wants a cat, euro down 40% since then, so I came to get a 40-44 now with the budget
spared to this. Initially NEW 40/ Helia 44. But with my latent acquired distaste of FP, we decided on a Leopard
48 which comes to the same price
of a Helia 44. We are also looking for Lagoon 440
. We will go to Paris Boat Show
and finish this there.
* That Helia was 3 months old, and the ugliness was visible as soon as you stepped onboard. Rust bleeding was on top of hte sliding door. We did not expect that at all on such a new board at such a visible location.
* I have also seen an old Lagoon 440
that did not have such a visible rusting issue. But I did not inspect it -- just a casual glance, same one I had thrown to a Helia.
* However, I did inspect a 3 year old Maverick 40, and the rust was only visible inside the lazareths. So hell no, you can leave with it, but I don't wish to. That is why we choose new as opposed to used.
And no, I do not like propaganda tactics of FP belittling all other catamaran
companies. Of all the companies I have seen, they are the only ones doing it.
As I said, FP chapter is closed for me. My money is not going there not now, not ever. But I do not care where your money goes. So I will not hijack this thread further.
Originally Posted by Latchdaddy
Crows, you are being snarky and misleading.
I see you've been 'looking' since 2013 and still undecided. Did you say you saw 'rust'. OMG.
Good luck finding your dream boat if that is your main criteria.
Propaganda puts you off? Which government are you going to support then? If you meant marketing, then as a business owner, I am sure you can appreciate it is necessary and take it for what its worth and do your own due diligence....or perhaps not.
Real excited to hear what you finally buy though.