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What happened to the Soto 30 and where is the first boat.


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#1 SF40.7

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

Interested in the soto 30 but all links I could find have dried up. Longitude Yachts site is dead.

Any info would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Paul 



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

Looked like a pretty cool boat.  Sorry that it seems to have vaporized.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

Yep, would love to know how much they want for hull #1 before it rots in some corner of a yard for 5yrs.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:50 PM

I think it went to HK, no??



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:54 AM

never seen a Soto30 here...



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:29 AM

Last heard of in Thailand was it not? 



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:07 AM

yep parked up at the Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket. Hasn't been in the water for near 18 months! :(



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

Lackluster performance at launch, bad business, or both?

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

Performance for a 30 foot sportsyacht was fine; seemed to truck along pretty well; obviously a true lightweight sportsboat is going to be quicker downwind, but that was always going to be the case.

Didn't rate brilliantly under IRC, but again, expected as lightweight boats never rate so well under IRC in the smaller sizes - at least in TOG they might have faired better racing with us (3XShaw 650s, Phuket 8, Welbourne 25, T650) they would have then been quick upwind, but would have struggled to match the pace of the quickest boats downwind as we are lot lighter than a 30 footer and a lot quicker with more time in the boats. But even so, to be mid fleet in IRC is a fine way to start before any tuning etc.

Quite sizeable inside, and definitely a well put together machine.

Everyone that has sailed on it, told me it was a really nice boat. To hear it is parked up in the Phuket marina somewhere, and not being used at the moment is a little sad.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:28 AM

Sad indeed.
Sounds as though the business deal imploded. Who were the principals?

#11 SF40.7

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

Thanks for the updates, any thoughts on how to contact the owner?

 

Looking up the marina now, but in SF, so no walking down to take a look :-).

 

Thanks,

 

Paul



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:22 AM

There is a great alternative in the Carabelli 30. Alive and kicking (ass of the Soto 30?)

 

http://www.carabelli30.com.br/



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:09 AM

There is a great alternative in the Carabelli 30. Alive and kicking (ass of the Soto 30?)
 
http://www.carabelli30.com.br/

Got any English information? Google translate does OK on that website, but nothing else seems to come up

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

Always sad to see boats end up this way. So much money and energy wasted. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I liked the look of it. 

 

Cheers

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:11 AM

I see that the China Cup had a fleet of Soto 27s racing OD. Built by Corum Yachts in Taiwan and originally designed and sailed in South America.

 

I presume there's no connection with the Soto 30 other than sharing a design group...

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:25 AM

There is a great alternative in the Carabelli 30. Alive and kicking (ass of the Soto 30?)
 
http://www.carabelli30.com.br/

Got any English information? Google translate does OK on that website, but nothing else seems to come up

Yea that thing looks sweet. How many have been built?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

everyone loves an cool high performance day boat ( expensive) but those products have a very small market and its not in Asia.

SeaCart 26 anyone?



#18 SF40.7

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

yep parked up at the Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket. Hasn't been in the water for near 18 months! :(

Gingerbread, Do you have any thoughts on how to contact the Owner.

Or someone at the Marina who may know.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Paul



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

Try these:  Tel: +66 (0) 76 238533   Fax: +66 (0) 76 238541
 



#20 SF40.7

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:06 PM

Try these:  Tel: +66 (0) 76 238533   Fax: +66 (0) 76 238541
 

Thanks I'll give a call.

 

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