Originally Posted by nilo
I had been on this boat in Monaco last year. As I said in the topic, I would not dare to argue tastes, because every taste deserve respect, regardless of how beautiful or ugly it may seems to some eyes. We have a saying in Turkish "the chick of crow is the most beautiful in her mother's eyes".
However, I would take the liberty to criticize the issues related with safety and practicality.
1- There is no clear view from the pilot house, indeed it is like a cave, and I wonder how they have managed to get an acceptance from the class.
2- Due to hull and superstructure form the space inside the boat is much smaller than you would find on a 40 meter yacht;
3- There were glass stairs with sharp stainless edges, definitely will cut flash and will be a trap at sea, very slippery. Boat is full of sharp corners.
4- When you are ascending to the fly bridge, you bump your head to the side of the stairs, because they are slopping inward;
5- There is no view out from the fly bridge settee; you just have the look of the arch, because the bulwark is just too high. The designer has not sat in the settee;
6- Stairs outside the boat take too much space.
As a resume, the boat is designed to have a visual attraction for those who do not go to sea, but it is a very poor design and I did not appreciate the build quality as well.
Nilo, every thing you have said flies in the face of what Mr. Foster was saying about the boat in the video I watched of it on the YachtPlus website. Some people say selfpraise is no praise! You have been on the boat and given your constructive criticism and it is nice to have that contrasting comparison. However, in this case of these models things are about marketing.