Boat or dinghy? Quite a dilemma, especially for those looking for a 13-meter walk-around boat. Inflatable boats, in the midst of an international boom, have reached significant levels in terms of space even below deck. Today we look at two boats similar in type and size, exhibited at Milan Yachting Week: Pirelli 42 and Fjord 41 XL .
Boat or dinghy? Comparing two 13-meter models
Let’s start with a basic premise: in their own way, these two boats are the epitome of the trendiest boats right now! The inflatable boat on the one hand is having a very successful time, especially on the medium to large sizes between 10 and 15 meters. On the other the walk-around, the example of Med boat, the modern Mediterranean boat that has conquered the world.
On the one hand we have the Fjord 41 XL, the ultimate walk-around launched by those who practically invented walk-around boats. On the other the
Pirelli 42, the latest from Pirelli by Tecnorib
, which is one of the most interesting maxi-rubbers launched in 2020.
Two boats designed to spend a day or weekend at sea with a cabin in the bow. On board both models the interior space is impressive, even on the dinghy where one would expect a more sacrificed cabin. Well, that is not the case. Performance-wise, there is an advantage of the dinghy also having a wider variety of possible engines. Speaking of the deck plan, the advice is only one: get on board and see it for yourself!
Fjord 41 XL
At 13.40 meters in length overall, it is the latest in Fjord’s long walk-around dynasty (
visit Fjord’s booth here
). A completely new boat, based on Fjord’s original DNA. Plenty of space, both outside and inside for a boat designed as both a Med Boat and a luxury tender. Click here to get on board and book a visit!
Pirelli 42 is the starting point of a new path, gathering and enhancing the DNA of a unique brand, a perfect synthesis of the experience, know-how and technology of the models that preceded it. A true inflatable boat with solutions that make it ideal as both a weekend boat and a luxury tender. Click here to get on board and book a visit!