Hi There, to Voyage 38, Maxim 380 and Fastcat
395 owners, can you help me with some of my questions about this model please.
I was previously been looking at the likes of Lagoon
380/410 or FP Athena/Lavezzi, but I am concerned about their performance levels.
I have conducted myself , the Voyage, Maxim 380 and Fastcat
395 are the same boat, although the measurements between the Maxim and Fastcat vary very slightly.
Would you consider the performance between the Maxim 380 and the Fastcat 395 VK the same, bearing in mind the Fastcat state that their sail area is 12 sq m bigger and they state the weight being about 350lbs lighter??
If so would you consider the polar charts
(if you don't have them I can email
them in a PDF format direct) given by Fastcats for the 395 as pretty accurate??
Also what is the underwing clearance (at the minimum point) when your boat is 50% laden and 100% laden??
Have you ever had any construction problems ie Delamination
Are the 380 and 395 sail away versions very different in price
ie which would you consider the best value.??
Have you experienced much slamming and if so at what degrees of the weather
ie wave height/wind speed does it start and would you consider the slamming worse or better that cats of the equivalent size.?
Do you also consider that the stated displacement
as an accurate figure?
Are Maxim yachts still in business as my email
to them regarding pricing and more information etc resulted in a short reply just saying they were moving and not making a new boats for a while - very strange!!
I am sorry to ask so many questions but there are not many around and I think only 1 in the UK, so it would be nice to hear from owners.