Which hardtop structure for the hot Mediterranean summer?

Pavila

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Dear forum, this question has been asked many times, but for me it has not yet been answered in every detail. So here again in the hope of many answers from skippers who have really real experiences with HT boats in the Mediterranean area.

I was torn between Open and HT, but after reading a lot of positive threads about HT and feeling that most new boats now have HT open at least to the rear, I think I'll be on my next and probably last one Buying a boat for our area in the Greek Aegean should opt for a HT boat (35-38 feet).

Because summer is very hot and winter is cool, we like to go open but of course need sun protection, in the evening we like to lie in the city harbor with high temperatures but hardly any wind, it can suddenly pour properly and we would like to go all year round, now come next questions:

- Fixed or fabric sunroof?
- How do you get the engine noise under control on a fixed roof?
- Side windows with hatches, half windows or better completely open?
- Open at the back or with a door?
- Air conditioning in the cockpit?

I thank you for your reports and the latest experiences!
 

Pavila

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Thank you! You are right, I moved my post to motor boat forum.
 
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