We tried a Nautitech 54, Lagoon
and considered Catana
. We though about a 5X but got encouraged into the 51 instead by Outremer
given that we are only 2 for most of the time.
54 was ok but creaky and had in my mind a big draft
and the placement of the controls drove me nuts. Lagoon
did not sail to my liking but amenities were impressive. Catana
was not reassuring at the time.
For us the absolute joy of a good sail resonates for days in our minds while at anchor. So we are willing to be on the perf side of the perf/comfort equation. The 51 sails
like a dream, outpoints most monohulls and is confortable.
We are happy with our choice.
We also talked to charter
captains and their views was that for themselves they would get an Outremer
. That was reassuring too.