I’ve recently escaped from Saudi Arabia where I’ve been working for the last six years. It’s now time to reclaim my life. I intend to do a few years cruising and am presently looking for a boat. One I have details of is a Venus 46, designer–Salthouse N.Z., built by Dong Sung. I have never heard of this one before, do you have any knowledge or info on these that you could advise me of. My favorite is the Hallberg Rassy 42. How do they compare. I’d be grateful for any info you could provide. Regards, Ian
Hi Ian: I am not familiar with the Venus 46. However, Bob Salthouse is a fine designer. My guess is that his design will be quite a bit heavier than the HR 42–and the latter, being well known, will be easier to resell.
The Venus might end up being more boat for the money because of a lack of a label–although without seeing the boat, hard for me to give you specifics.