This is an awesome move on the part of Group Beneteau
. They want to cover off on a more performance segment for growth, which includes me. I want twin helms with the wheels right over the rudders and could lose some interior
space, especially in the hulls. I don't care if the hulls are more narrow to get the performance because I just don't spend much time down there. I don't need a fat owner's hull.
I also am nervous about these smaller boat builders trying to fill this niche because they can go out of business overnight.
I noticed that HH is going down market with a new line to leverage their performance and quality - but at a lower price
point (still not cheap). Both developments are super encouraging for those who don't want to be limited to Outremer
. More options.
The name and web site? I'm good. I've always believed in "everything in moderation" - which by definition includes moderation. Screw moderation. Life is short. You can only discover the sweet spot by going past it and that is simply more fun.