Our boat Makai is the Voyage Maxim 380 and we love it. We spent over 2 1/2 years sailing in the Souther Caribe and South AMerica
. Over 8,000 NM plus the 7,800 delivery
on the bottom as all Voyage yachts are delivered.
It is a bit noisy in rough weather
but actually quieter than some of the cats with a higher bridge deck
. many other cats we have been on and friends have commented that anything on the saloon
table gets violently thrown off in weather
as the bridge deck
bounces. We have not experinced that at all and we spent 3 days in bouncy 12 footers going from Turks to PR.
The real advantage of the lower deck and profile is the abiltiy to point higher into the wind
. We sail at good speed at 35 apparent(of course it can be faster to crack off a few degrees around 40 ish). We can sail inside all of our cat friends and crusing mons and stay tight with many of the performance cruisers.
I know no one likes to sail to weather but I was amazed at how oftem we sailed close hauled.
We looked at the Leopard as well as many others and at the time we bought there was a $100K difference in price
and many comments on the inabiltiy to point. Now that they have been nominated by CW the prices seemed to have adjusted to the fact. As the CW review and ourselves it came down to personal preferences on layout. Not construction, The leopard, Admiral, MAxim had very little differences in quality.
Beside all of the above, we love the boat, the way it looks, and the way it performs. I don't think you could go wrong with either.