BOOT Düsseldorf / MORE55 is the eyechatcher of the fair.

I was in between two appointments when I crossed the booth of MORE Boats. I don´t know anymore if I first saw the yacht or the corresponding hostess of the display. Both were exciting.

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First of all the hosts were the most stylish on the fair and that should be an extra post. Back to the boat. The colour in light blue looks different to the rest of the yachts in that price range. On the first view you can see that it is a performance cruiser. Sporty lines, a low greenhouse and the tables in the cockpit are easily to restore complete. That´s a bid. Above that the deck is quite clean and promises racing. You see a lot of skylights which makes the cabin very light. The sheets are running under deck; looks great, but I´m afraid of it. Just in case something happens. At that point it is difficult to replace them.

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With about 16m length and 5m wide you have also enough space in the cabin. The interior was too dark for me. There are other boats on the fair which are more modern in the cabin. But they told me that you can get a lot of different kind of wood and colours. We have to see. The Details are not clever and the colour matching is not really conservative maritim, but also not modern. That´s a pity compared with the exterior. Whereupon especially for the fair they made a plexiglas floor where you can see the stainless-steel frame of the boat. That´s a highlight. Also the different door handles, they look strange but they feeling good in your hands.

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Another cool thing is the dinghy garage. Cause of the wide stern you can store the dinghy crossways. That´s cool but difficult to get in I think. In the version on the BOOT the yacht also had a skipper´s berth in the bow which is quite small, but everything is there. Fair enough.

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The MORE55 is build in Croatia. Therefore you will find a big fleet there and above that MORE is also offering a charter fleet there. I know I will BOOK it. I´m really taken with the MORE55. It is a true performance cruiser. You feel the passion of the team. Their idea was to build a fast cruiser and they had a few meetings with different wharfs and no of them could realise their idea. Therefore they build it by their own. Good story!

BOOT Düsseldorf 2017 / CNB, that´s performance cruising.

CNB was on my radar for the last years, but I hadn’t the chance to look at them. The days at the BOOT were always to busy. In 2017 it was my goal to look at them. That viewing changed my life.

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I get on the booth for my appointment with Vincent. Unfortunately he was not available at that time and the CNB team was very sorry that he wasn’t available. They were very committed and asked me if it is OK when another colleague will show me the yacht. For sure it was fine for me and I met Cedric Beaumont, he´s not just a expert of CNB, he is always the skipper of the wharf. He´s a real genius in sailing. He startet his Ocean Career four years ago. He was at a point where he asked himself what to do? He had a save life, but he decided to do something with passion. Chapeau. He did, what all of us wanted to do. Right now he´s the skipper for CNB and for the owners of CNB yachts who needs his support on the oceans around the world. From my point of view CNB get´s the right man for that job. He has the skills and the passion you need for that job.  Perfect conditions to get the boat explained by him. With his expertise, I get the info I need.

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The CNB 76 is quite pure, the first impression is the flush-deck. There is nothing where your eyes get stopped. It´s all in the flow and a pleasure if you like it pure and simple. The lines are straight and elegant. It´s a unique styling of the yacht. One USP is the decksaloon. If you are insight you have a 360° view. That´s really awesome. Especially when you see the mega winches in Front. At the back you see the two outboard helms, which are at the right place. The finish of them is one of the best I´ve ever seen. A mixture between carbon-fibre and wood. Really awesome craftmanship. Back in the insight; the design is outstanding. There is no yacht which has a interior like that. It´s quite light and open. Above that you see a lot of good ideas. Most of them I like the sofa on starboard. You can combine it as one sofa, or you have two club chairs beside a sexy storage for your drinks. You have to see that awesome. The only thing which doesn’t match my style are the Philipp Starck lamp FLOS Miss K ALU. That´s a relict out of the 90ies.

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CNB itself stands for Construction Navale Bordeaux and is part of the Beneteau Group. That makes them convenient to produce, in which convenient is relative. We are talking about luxury yachts. We don´t talk about the price. It´s enough. But much more importantly in this group construction is the way CNB can produce for that price. You will get a modular build scheme which make your yacht semi custom. Another benefit of that modular system is the time to build. You will get your dream within six month.

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When you are aboard it takes no minute that you realise for what the boat is build. Yeah you can do races with it. Yeah you can do a show-off in St. Tropez. The real sense of the yacht is performance cruising and you can feel it. It´s not a yacht for posers. It´s a beautiful boat for connossieurs.

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You can also see that in the daily needs aboard. There is for example a powerful pump in the storage for a fast inflating of the stand-up boards.

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At the end I´m addicted to that yacht. I cannot understand why I haven´t been there before. For now on CNB is always on my radar. I´ve checked the charter possibilities today on MerexYachts. I have to be on one, sooner or later and than I will give you the cruising report.

Get the PULSE.

Meine Segelerfahrungen sind ja sehr geprägt vom Katsegeln. Mir gefiel schon immer dieses Speedgefühl und die Einfachheit, die diese Spezies ausstrahlt. Wobei hier Einfachheit nicht zu verwechseln ist mit einfach im klassischen Sinne. Seglerisch ist ein Kat etwas anderes. Er ist viel sensibler und es braucht ein paar mehr Tricks, oder sagen wir Know-how. Mit Einfachheit meine ich mehr die Technik, die hinter den Booten steckt. Das Einhaken vom Groß am Topp, keine Klampen, oder die Rudermechanismen. Sagen wir so, Details am Kat sind oftmals cleverer gelöst und die Community die dahinter steht sind auch mehr Freibeuter wie Admiralität. Das ist schön, das macht es auch aus.

Auf der Hanseboot ist mir der Corsair Pulse 600 zum ersten mal in´s Auge gesprungen. Es war das erste Schiff welches ich auf der Messe gesehen habe und es war auch noch auf der diesjährigen BOOT faszinierend.

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Der Tri ist für mich der Inbegriff eines Daycruisers. Eigentlich prädestiniert für Binnenseen mit leichten Winden. Für Bayrische Seen ideal. Zumal das Schiff auch eben bei leichten Winden sofort anspringt. Klar, es fehlt der Bleikiel, kaum Tiefgang und er hat einen Carbon Mittelrumpf. Damit bist Du auf der Siegeseite. Schade nur, dass die Carbonstruktur nicht sichtbar ist. Bei viel Wind bringt er Spaß und und gut Druck in´s Schiff. Actionreich, wenn der Leeschwimmer durch´s Wasser knallt. Da gibt es dann am Ammersee dieses Französische Gefühl; Loick Peyron gleich über die Ozeane zu fliegen. Single handed eben, BÄMM. Wobei der PULSE auch mit bis zu 4 Personen gesegelt werden kann. Bei seiner Länge von 6m schaut das Ding eben auch scharf aus. Erst recht, wenn man ihn mit den Variantas aus den 60ern vergleicht, die da sonst so rumschippern. Auch die Mädels werden es lieben, denn die Trampoline zwischen den Rümpfen sind die wohl bequemsten Liegewiesen die man sich vorstellen kann und bei Wind kann man auch mal den MUSTO Kram raus holen und Spaß haben, ohne gleich im Neopren im Trapez zu hängen. Dafür bin ich nämlich langsam zu alt.

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Der ganze Tri ist im Handumdrehen trailerbar. Mir persönlich ist das nicht so wichtig, da ich lieber im Revier bleibe. Da aber hat das Schiff den Vorteil, dass es locker um die Boje schwojen kann und das bei eigentlich null tiefgang, das macht ihn auch zum Bojenkönig in seichtem Gewässer.

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Bleibt zum Schluss noch der Preis zu erwähnen. 40.000 EUR, eher einen Deut mehr sollte man sich schon dafür bereitlegen. Dafür gibt´s dann aber eine echt heiße Optik, dabei möchte ich nur die drei negativen Steven erwähnen. Irre. Wobei am heißesten finde ich die Kiste, wenn man die Schlupfkajüte abnimmt und der Mast dann auf diesem Targa Bügel steht; das hat Style. Im Frühjahr beginnt das Testseglen, wir werden sehen, wie es sich dann anfühlt. Bericht folgt.

PULSE flying Pulse Trailer