Not mentioned on this forum but it was included in the analysis I did of the sailing scene a while ago.
Two interesting details concerning the Advance.
-1- It costs 5371 Euro's (although the link provided by Grob mentions 2990 British pounds = 3500 Euro)
-2- The brochure recommends using a bridle spreader bar when it is sailed by a crew of more weight than 75 kg or when the craft is sailing in more then windforce 3. I kid you not ! Failing to do so voids the warrenty. I'll bet the spreader bar is "extra"http://www.hobie-cat.net/download/manuels/advance_gb.pdf
And by the way the Europe cat Europe site quotes the boat at 115 kg instead of 105 kg
As does the brochure that Grob links too.