The experience of Chris and his wife cruising the difficult Tasman Sea for 10+ years in their Farr 1220 before moving up to the Outbound 46 gives this testimonial a bit more weight.
We had 6 great weeks cruising Northland NZ. A weather window opened up after the latest tropical cyclone (Winston) dissipated so we cleared out of Opua on Saturday to get in sync with a S>SE>E heading west from NZ. We are currently flying along in 20-28kt SE with seas to match. The OB46 is a great sea boat. We can confidently go below and let her handle the conditions, which she does better than us.
We have sailed almost 3000nm (since delivery Aug 16, 2015) on our new OB46 and have found her a very capable and comfortable boat. She attracts a lot of admiration and attention where ever we go.
DISCOVERY II – Hull 57, Outbound 46