Hey, Gord, I resemble that remark :-))
I have a Golden Wave 42, designed by Bob Perry and built by Golden Wave Shipyards in Hong Kong
(AKA Cheoy Lee). In the 80's, Cheoy Lee
launched a series of boats under the "Golden Wave" name, designed to compete with Swans.
My GW42 (PHRF 99) will run circles around the Amels (PHRF 115-150). So will the larger Chance-designed Golden Wave 48.
The Amels are wonderful boats for voyaging...innovative designs, well built, very strong, etc. But, they're not very fast.