Originally Posted by Red Herring
What about a Nautitech Open 40. Seems to tick many of the boxes you are concerned about?
I like the direction of the Open 40, but a bit heavy.
Take the following with a grain of salt
, it's hard to tell from the specs actual weight vs lightship vs design water
line (full loaded), etc. and what their definition is. No guarantees on the numbers - some places I had to guestimate, do your own math.
SA/D = Upwind SA in sq ft /((weight in lbs/64)^(2/3))
D/WL= ((weight in lbs /2240)/(LWL in feet /100)^3)
A random selection of performance cats.
Of course these numbers are only first order effects. It isn't the whole story on performance, you have waterline beam ratio which is rarely spec'ed, etc. This is also upwind sail area, so off the wind
is another story. But you get an idea of why the B53 is a rocket, the Gunboat 55, Outremer
40, and TRT are known to be high performing, and boats like the Atlantic 42, good, but not super high spec'd. (of course it's very old compared to the others and thus heavy). the B53 and Gunboat went for carbon. Maine
Cat is a minimalist design and is using a thermo formed core
which they claim cuts down on enormous amount of excess resin and filler between parts
of the core