We are back and the 46 is an awesome boat!
Things that were an improvement over the 4700:
1. Heads - Macerating toilets and a full shower
(not necessarily beneficial for water
2. Layout. The Salon/Galley is very well laid out and felt bigger than the 47. The outside seating area also felt bigger.
. We didn't realize it until the last day but there is a lot of inside storage. Under each berth is a fair amount of long term storage (have to move the bed
to get to it, so its not good for quick access). Other storage areas were decent as well - seemed like that may have been one area that was different/less than the 47, but I'll take that.
- The hard top bimini is awesome. Raised helm is also awesome.
5. Solar panels
- I new the 38 had solar panels
, but I didn't know the 46 did. The freezer
and Fridge run off the batteries
and the solar panels
did a great job of keeping them charged during the day.
Summary - The 46 is a superior boat. I'm not saying the 47 wasn't a good boat, but the 46 is like staying at the Ritz and the 47 at a Hilton hotel
. The Hilton is nice, but the Ritz is much nicer