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Where is $125,000.-$160,000. better spent

So the A-40 is a bit faster, dual wheels, carbon rig and newer

J-120's have a strong following. Plenty quick for a race/cruise boat

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4 hours ago, Greyhound37 said:

Where is $125,000.-$160,000. better spent

So the A-40 is a bit faster, dual wheels, carbon rig and newer

J-120's have a strong following. Plenty quick for a race/cruise boat

Bikes

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1 hour ago, Matagi said:

I throw this Grand Soleil 43 in te mix. Same speed as a J120 according to GPH, slower than an A40. Way lower in price.

https://www.yachtworld.de/Boote/2008/grand-soleil-43-3692443/

I would never pay that much for an A40. No way. Not for a boat from a defunct yard.

Why would you care if the yard is operational, retired or went bankrupt? The boat does not need to go back. Long list of nice boats out there that the yards have stopped building.

 

Bikes.. hmm yea the A-40 with the twin helms does look like a big road bike

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2 minutes ago, jackolantern said:

120 every time. Better all around boat, not built to any rating rule, easier to sail, lots of good knowledge out there re: sails, lines, hardware.

Safe bet for sure. Agreed

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5 hours ago, Greyhound37 said:

Where is $125,000.-$160,000. better spent

So the A-40 is a bit faster, dual wheels, carbon rig and newer

J-120's have a strong following. Plenty quick for a race/cruise boat

for around here? or you gonna do some offshore stuff? it's a good question. Both boats have a lot of strengths. 

wish I had a thought one way or the other on that LOL

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1 hour ago, Matagi said:

I throw this Grand Soleil 43 in te mix. Same speed as a J120 according to GPH, slower than an A40. Way lower in price.

https://www.yachtworld.de/Boote/2008/grand-soleil-43-3692443/

I would never pay that much for an A40. No way. Not for a boat from a defunct yard.

the price in that ad is in Euros... so not really way lower..... 

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3 hours ago, Matagi said:

I throw this Grand Soleil 43 in te mix. Same speed as a J120 according to GPH, slower than an A40. Way lower in price.

https://www.yachtworld.de/Boote/2008/grand-soleil-43-3692443/

I would never pay that much for an A40. No way. Not for a boat from a defunct yard.

Pipe berths in the V-berth?  That’s a new one for me. 

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9 hours ago, Matagi said:

I throw this Grand Soleil 43 in te mix. Same speed as a J120 according to GPH, slower than an A40. Way lower in price.

https://www.yachtworld.de/Boote/2008/grand-soleil-43-3692443/

I would never pay that much for an A40. No way. Not for a boat from a defunct yard.

That one has seen a lot of miles and wear, just look at that cabin sole and bulkheads, all water damaged.

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11 hours ago, Monkey said:

Pipe berths in the V-berth?  That’s a new one for me. 

that's for the mast man to spy on the bowman screwing the owner's wife  ;-) 

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1 hour ago, glass said:

For those who are not aware, Archambault boats are to Europeans what J Boats are to Americans.

Eh, not really. Archambault is a now defunct niche boat builder, catering for a few ocean racers, not at all comparable to J Boats.

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What do you want to do with it ?

By the way the A35 was a better IRC boat than the A40, that's why the A40 is relatively inexpensive compared to the A35. If you don't plan to so some IRC racing, that might be a good point....

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