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Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? #296032
02/18/2023 06:27 PM
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Hey All,

Just got back from our last visit to the BVI in January with the wife and kids, working on planning another trip but this time with 8 of my favorite dudes.

Wondering if anyone has any experience with the Sun Loft 47? Seems quite suited to a group like the one we will have and an incredible price.

Anyone have any experience chartering this vessel?

https://navigare-yachting.com/en/ya...ea-nanny-cay-marina-tortola/2873/all/all

Thanks,

Keith

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Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #296057
02/19/2023 11:00 AM
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Is that the hybrid between monohull and catamaran? Beam of 15 feet vs 26 feet for catamarans in the 45-50 ft range.

So is the incredible price being compared to catamarans or monohulls?

The galley on deck?

I have never been on board but interested to hear from those who have.


Wes
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Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: Deepcut] #296137
02/20/2023 01:28 PM
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Thats the one. Click the link in my OP.

Its a very unique boat. Curious if anyone has been aboard or chartered one.

Thanks,

Keith

Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #296140
02/20/2023 02:05 PM
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Must say it looks and sound interesting..also love to hear from someone who's done a"test drive". Looks like there re also some upgrades you can order that make it sail faster..

Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #296254
02/22/2023 11:09 AM
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Cant believe no one on this thread has ever sailed this thing.... smile

I might have to be the guinea pig!

Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #296258
02/22/2023 11:52 AM
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I don’t like the galley location but that is just me.

Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #296264
02/22/2023 01:19 PM
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Never sailed one, but the concept looks interesting. The kitchen is my main area of concern. It looks like (hard to tell in photos and videos) that there's only one burner. However, more importantly, it looks like you can't shield yourself from the sun. If there are shades available to cover the "Bimini" windows then it might work. It looks hot - I assume the AC does not cool the kitchen area.

The other minor issue is it sails like a mono. My wife doesn't like the heeling smile

Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: Kegoangoango] #296276
02/22/2023 05:04 PM
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Thats why Im interested in it. We want the heel. Sailing the cats just isnt the same.

Immediately aft of the single pot burner is a propane grill sized at least as big as the gnarly ones found on charter yachts.

I think we will give it a shot. Worst case scenario is we have a great time in da BVI. The price to sail ability ratio is off the charts. Ill report back this fall.

Appreciate the input!




Last edited by vytis104; 02/22/2023 05:11 PM.
Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #301080
05/10/2023 02:23 PM
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Bumping this again. We have it reserved in November. But wondering if anyone else has chartered or sailed on one.

Thanks.

Re: Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab - Thoughts? [Re: vytis104] #301092
05/10/2023 10:32 PM
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Eight guys?? No way! You'll be on top of each other above and/or below deck.


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