thanks for your input
you are correct that the boat will be single
handed and I want to make sure the systems are such that my wife can handle those
We of course want the best boat for circumnavigation
so we are more concerned about getting it right instead of getting it cheaper (what difference does 100k make when you are being handed your ass). We prefer to keep the price
around 500k but less is ok too if it is the right boat.
Kanter has some tuff things to say about the Privilege
. He is really concern about the visibility from the helm
. I am 6'5" so I doubt it will affect me as much as my 5'6" wife. I certainly like the look of the Privilege
more but cannot really tell about the VIP berth arrangement. Can you exit that berth from both sides?
Does the 40 footer have center boards and if so how well do they work? With the beam at 24' on the 43' does that affect stability (exceeding the 1/2 beam to LOA
ratio)? Kanter writes about a mushy feel to the helm
and is not impressed with the windward ability.
Please know that I am not trying to be critical of your boat, I just truely want to know. This is a boat I am seriously considering.
Our plans after the boat show
are to charter
the boats we like so we can spend a week or so on each. Some boats are harder to find in a configuration we may wish to purchase
than others. We do not want five berths! Are there recommendations on where we could charter
owner versions of the Privilege?
Thanks for being so kind to address my questions. I know monohulls but have so much to learn in the next year about multis.
Oh by the way , bb owners also report problems with the round hatches, reefing arrangement.
Don't have any experience with the galley
down/up configurations but the galley
is important to us since my wife is an unbelievable cook and I am a most appreciative eater. Plus I do dishes.
I must have headroom
so any advice regarding that is helpful