The Prisma system rigidly controls the amount of resin used, resulting in a 20 per cent weight saving in the deck which lowers the boat’s centre of gravity and increases stability.
You expect French boats to be chic and the Sun Odyssey 32i has the grace to go with her pace.
There’s an almost plumb bow, moderate freeboard, and a low-slung cabintop that gives the boat that certain je ne sais quoi.
The side decks are wide, all lines are led to the cockpit and there’s a reasonably-sized anchor locker and bow roller up the pointy end.
The cockpit layout works particularly well, with the wheel just the right size for sitting out on the coamings and there are footrests for when the boat’s heeling. Better still, the genoa winches are right beside the helm while a single winch up on the cabin top deals with the other lines. That’s one winch too few.
There’s a big locker under the starboard seat but it’s a little crowded with fuel and gas also stored there.