Originally Posted by SailFastTri
The FF46 has some features I just don't get, like free-standing table and chairs in lieu of anchored salon
table. The dining set shown looks like it was bought in Walmart or Target, and it would slide all over in storm conditions or a real seaway.
And what's with the 'queen-sized day bed' in the cockpit
? Just what kind of sailing or entertaining did the designer
have in mind? And do you really want to keep a queen mattress outside (or haul it out then put it away each time you use the boat)?
It's a dock
queen for non sailors, IMHO.
Umm, a couple of things about your post, just to clarify. The FF46 pictured on the website does not have that furniture "as a feature". It was put in by the owner because the contractor doing the lounge and upholstery did not finish in time for launch, and Greg has kept it until he re-does the interior
. It is a semi-custom boat, you can have whatever you want. And actually there are several cats with cane furniture that do NOT slide all over the place in a rough seaway. They may move a little, but not much at all.
As for the cockpit day bed
, tell you what. When in the tropics, it is a fabulous feature. Why would you need to remove the foam mattress? Where did that idea come from?
Besides sleeping comfort on a hot, humid night, notice the holes around it? Poles insert into those and it can be enclosed to keep little kids
safe in the cockpit. The cockpit is huge for a 46' boat & the family
can all spend time together while underway.
Re your "dock queen" comment, if you sailed on the boat you would realise immediately it's a pretty silly opinion. Look on Multihull
Dynamics and compare it for yourself against some of the performance cats, then at least you will have an informed opinion. While you're at it, compare it to the Antares