Originally Posted by Eleuthera 2014
My earlier comment was very much tongue in cheek as I owned a very nice 97 Bav 46 Exclusive for many years. She was quick, comfortable and mostly dry and she was well built with hardware
selected to go the distance. Its rudder
is blade and it was much more efficient than the Amel. However, our plan is to RTW and we wished more comfort and safety
afforded by a specific "cruiser designed" Amel. We are getting "long in the tooth" and we expect 7-10 years at sea... Amel made more sense.
Hi! I cannot lose the opportunity to have a better insight on something: I have heard many times on forum that the pointing ability of Amel is not great. Of course this does not mean nothing since there are plenty of Amel from many different vintages and they are substantially different sailboats in what regards hull
You have a Amel Super Maramu that is a fairly recent model, previous to the actual ones (that are substantially different in what regards hull
The question is: Regarding your actual boat
and the Bavaria
46 (what was the year?) how do you compare the pointing ability with flat water
and on more heavy seas (with considerable haves).
I have owned also a Bavaria
and sailed others so about that I can have an idea.