When I said that it looked like an old Porsche I was not referring to performance. I don't think that between the Gunboat 60 and the Outremer 51 are a big different in performance even if the Outremer with only 1 feet less and less 2400kg, having about the same beam should be easily faster.
The Gunboat 60 should also have a worst performance upwind with medium winds and over, where the much bigger windage will pull more the boat sideways. Also those huge glass panels
, almost without any inclination would not inspire me much confidence in huge seas and breaking waves.
No, when I was referring to an old Porsche I was referring to the outdated aesthetics, ones that seem to come from the past. I an not referring to the hulls that seem modern to me but in what regards the condo like type of cabin
. Maybe that difference in weight come from that condo like type, while the Outremer is a more sportive boat with a less heavy interior
If you look at the pictures you would understand what I mean. Even if aesthetics are a personal thing, I guess that if you like Porsche you should understand that Condo like type has nothing to do with the Porsche, unless you are talking about the Cayenne and that for many is not really a Porsche.
I would not care much about the name of a brand when I buy a boat even if Gunboat sounds a bit odd to me regarding a sailboat. If I was very rich I could not care about the Gunboat costing about the double for a bit less performance ( If I really preferred the condo style interior). But I would not be able to buy a boat that I find ugly and looking outdated.
Of course, this is a personal statement. You can find it beautiful but that was what I said from the beginning: That I liked incomparably more the Outremer on account of the aesthetics and design that seemed much better to me. Costing almost half the price and being faster would also count.
I can understand that you like more the Gunboat 60, after all there are boats and cars for all tastes....what makes me disagree is that compassion with the very sportive Porsche 911 regarding a boat that has a Condo like cabin
. Not sleek or fast enough in my opinion.
For comparing with a Porshe or a Ferrari I would look for an even sleeker and faster 60ft cat, this one for instance, that made 35K on the first sail test: