Originally Posted by Valiente
why you think the 450 better boat? Very interested in your knowledgeable view.
Thanks in advance
First of all the L450 has a lot of more storage
-On the L46 water tanks
are placed in the front lockers, you do not have any storage
in the engine
comparments right above the engines like on the L450. Not enough storage outside for a spi, diving compressor
, spare parts
-Most of the boards have no doors (looks good in a house, but is more than stupid on a sailing boat). Not in the galley
and not in the owners compartment. What do you want to store there while sailing? Obviously no flower pots like displayed in the L46 brochure.
- no choice between a sofa and extra furniture in the the owners compartment
- only a small washing
machine (3kg) on the L46 due to lack of space
sinks in the owners bath and a seperated WC. For what reason, it is a waste of space and adds more weight to the boat.
are in engine
compartments. This makes them less effective due to the engines heat (around 10-20%) and reduces their lifespan. Not suitable for Lithium at all
-three winches only, no space to add pad-eyes on the front of the bows, which makes it impossible to use a parasailor or a wingaker (both need four lines and four winches).
-no place where you can leave things on the flybridge - only two cup holders, nothing to leave your binoculars or clothes.
-flybridge is uncofortable compared to the L450F. From my point of view there is not enough space to handle the sails
-no real chart table any more. VHF
is placed 30cm obove the floor somewhere under the tiny navigation
desk, not easy to access at all.
- no desk in the owners compartment. It is only a small place where you can sit and put a book on it, ´very uncomfortable if you want to use a computer or notebook. You have to sit on the corner of a sofa, no way to use a proper chair. Would be impossible for me to work
there for more than 10 minutes.
- 2 tons more weight and around 80K Euros more expensive than the L450F if you want to get the boat well equiped.
-dark furnishing only - some like it, I think this is too dark, especially downstairs.
- self tacking jib
- crazy on a boat of this size and weight. It is a waste of dacron, no way you can use this for sailing.
These are the main points I discovered in half an hour on the boat show
, the only thing I like on the L46 are the bigger windows in the compartments, but nothing else.
The L46 is not made for sailing. It is a charter
boat for daily motor
sailing only. It might be a nice boat when you leave it in a marina all time and use it as a holiday home only.
Just my opinion