Elegant, low and sleek with a long, narrow waterline and fi ne ends, this 2001 design followed closely in the wake of her big sister, the 39. Some people may find her a bit of a handful, particularly in a blow, but her speed potential and ability to power her way to windward will greatly appeal to others. She is very responsive on the helm, and rewards attention to sail trim, but has a tendency to slam in steep, short seas. The cockpit layout is not suitable for singlehanding but she can easily be sailed two-up. The trade-off is smaller accommodation
below decks than a typical, highvolume cruiser. There’s a double vee-berth in the forepeak and a
double cabin aft of the companionway. The galley is a good size and practical at sea, and the saloon looks spacious, bright and attractive, with a dinette that seats five. However, stowage space is tight and the chart table is small.
LOA 11m (35ft 11in), LWL 10m (32ft 8in), beam 3.5m (11ft 6in), draught 2m (6ft 4in),
displacement 6,000kg (13,200lb). Price guide: YM Test Report February 2002.