A chapter apart deserve His Mayesty the Nordhavn... I did have a one day sea trial, on the 55 model, in 2010 and she is absolutely stunning even if is not a mediterranean boat. She is imponent, mute instead than quiet, and stable like a solid rock! That day was winter, with a 25 to 30 ( and gusts up to 40) kn wind and a 3 to 5 ft swell cause we weren't in open waters and the sensation was to be in a cruising ship without Any noise or movement even without turning on the fins... Incredible! Is necessary to say that, even inside seems a Royal palace and in the engine room is possible to walk, There's only one sidewalk on the starboard side The flybridge is smaller than the st42/44 Isn't simple to manouvre in the harbors cause has one engine The depth is 2 meters If you sit in the cockpit (in the back of the boat), that is pretty small, you can't see the sea cause of the monumental freeboard There are a lot of stairs to go anywhere There's not dedicated space for sunbathing She is for open oceans, long range cruising or liveaboard, a wonderful retirement boat but isn't useful for the normal mediterranean cruising. in Any case, if in your plans there is a trip near Rome, I'll be glad to show you the best st42 in the mediterranean sea.