And in this case, it is not only about looks, the Aelos P45 is a full carbon racer, or racer/cruiser, with specifications that will make it an incredibly fast boat. The P45 follows the smaller, also full carbon, P30 that is already in the water, with 5 other boats in production.
The P45 is a relatively narrow sailboat with a 13.6m HL and a 3.9 beam with, a huge 49.4 B/D, a big 2.9m draft, a high-performance torpedo lead keel in a carbon foil, and 200kg water ballast. There is an option for a lifting keel with a 2.9m draft, that can be raised to 1,6 m and that will allow the Aelos to enter any port or marina, and will give it a much bigger polyvalence as a racer-cruiser.
It can be offered with a tiller set up or with two wheels and, independently, with one or two-rudder setup, depending on the type of use you give the boat. The single rudder has a better performance with light winds, being maximized for 12kts, the twin rudder is maximized for 20kts wind.
As for motorization, it a small electric motor is used with the support of a Honda generator. A bit curious about the type of generator and how it will work safely, but this system can surely be upgraded to a better one if cruising is also intended.
It offers a good cruising interior, with a big longitudinal galley, a huge forward cabin, two small one's aft and two heads, both near the forward cabin. It seems to me that an exclusively 2 cabin version would be more interesting, allowing for two big cabins, each one with a dedicated head, more storage space.
The interior of the Swan 50 is beautiful, by all accounts, luxurious, but not as practical as it could be, the one of the Shogun 50 is chic, but with lower design quality and a doubtful taste, the one from the Aspect 45 remains to be seen, as well as this one.