Why not look at something like a pogo 12.50 which is, in short-hand, a cruising version of a class 40? The modern class 40sHi all.
I have been following Class40 for a few years and currently I am looking to buy a second hand one. After next RdR it seems that quite a few will be in the market.
Does anyone can tell what is the performance comparison to a performance cruiser like a Pogo36, for example? Or compared to a JPK1080 or a J boat?
I am looking for performance and fun speed, and not so much interested in comfort, despite a shower in the deck, a toilet and a fridge would nice add-ons to make it more friendly for the few times I expect to bring my wife on the boat.
This summer we chartered a Pogo36 for a week. It was supposed to be a fast cruiser and it was too slow for me. We did 11 knots at some points while surfing, but it was really not representative of the average speed. As soon as wind was below 10kts it was really boring and pointing angles were not great either.
It was my first time with a bigger boat and obviously we didn't extract full potential from the pogo, but still it was far from what I expected.
Coming from ClassA-Foiling is not the best reference, but buying a whole sailboat to sail at 4-6kts is not what I look for.
Thanks for any help.
Yep.You really need to sail on a 40 first. Being longer, it will be a bit faster. But all those boats are wide & flat hull shapes & will suffer (lots of wetted surface) in light air. You might want to look at "Dragon" a first gen hull that's in top nick, and a bit skinnier in general