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Hi Everyone

Good to see in the new Hoseasons brochure that Alpha are launched their 35ft sliding centre canopy version of the 44ft as "Alpha Tornado".

The line drawing in the brochure looks good, though the more detailed illustration on Hoseasons website (Alpha's own has no details of her & has the fleet and boat names as 2008) looks a bit different and that the aft cabin window might not work as nicely as her bigger sister? Also, by the look of the plan it looks like the aft cabin is very spacious but has possibly compromised the size of the saloon a little?

http://www.hoseasons.co.uk/webpages/eub ... TINDEXPD=0

Quite like the layout though overall, and hopefully a few of these will be appearing with other operators as a bit more time passes. New designs of mid size centre cockpit craft with sliding canopies seem to have been a bit sparse in recent times and I think they are a nice, ideal size of boat. cheers


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Hi Dan and Jonny, 35ft centre cockpit is a great size for a family, or two couples. We had Bridgecrafts old style 35 c/c which had the saloon aft, and the en-suite fwd of that. The fwd cabin was huge, the aft cabin was pokey, and the salloon was about the right size. It`s a shame this layout compromises the aft cabin space, but the same style with the later centre cockpit/salloon layout gives much more space in the aft en-suite cabin. Silverline have one like that, so we may give them a try next time the 4 of us go. Regards .......... Neil.

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I`ve only just looked at the plan. It looks like they`ve waisted a lot of space in trying to make a huge (oversized imho) aft cabin, and the galley looks like it`s going to suffer space wise. I think with a 12ft beam, they could have had the aft cabin and en-suite all on one side, with a large galley down the other, like on the 32 & 42 fwd drives. By doing it this way, they could have incorperated a sort of "hallway, or lobby" which could have been closed off for muddy boots and waterproofs etc. I`ve never understood why they design a boat where you have to enter ito a sleeping cabin with soaking wet clothing?. Regards ............ Neil.

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