Hi Steve, I went to the Boreal factory in France and enjoyed meeting the two Jean-François. Loved the boat but the 2009 financial meltdown left me with little to show for it. Instead a boat a well used French alloy boat by Meta and designed by Joubert. Peter Smith of the Rocna anchor did the interior and final fitting. It is a strong boat but does not sail like the Boreal but it was the best I could do and it ain't bad.
Hope to follow your adventures wherever you are.
Mahalo for giving me the info. on the Boreal. As I thought it's a bit out of my price range. Congratulations on getting such a lovely boat. Really liked the Lightness and visibility in the salon without the outward appearance of a refugee from the trawler world. Hope it carries you to many wonderful adventures.