Ron Holland om M46
"The M46 presents a refreshing new product to experienced yachtsmen who appreciate aesthetically pleasing lines and dazzling sailing performance.
The design and tooling for the M46 utilised computer aided design and manufacturing systems specifically aimed at achieving competitive pricing for this new, high quality craft. This yacht is a delight to sail and I have created a hull lines plan that is easily driven in light winds yet be exceptionally capable in any rough water conditions.
The sail plan concept is based on my personal sailing experience, featuring a self tacking headsail that is now a standard feature on all my designs.
This follows high aspect ratio proportions that ensure optimum sailing performance with a moderate sail area to displacement ratio.
The design of the keel and rudder is an influence on both sailing performance and the way the yacht will comfortably handle at sea. The cockpit is large and ergonomic, the winches located close to the wheel to be used for shorthanded sailing. Main halyard, sheets and reefs are handled from these winches, with one of them powered. The most important functions can be handled by one person and on deck safety is above average.
The interior is generous and light with an atmosphere of comfort and dashes of luxury. The M46 presents a product with a new approach to the present production yacht market. In terms of beauty, performance and value for money, this is the yacht.”