This is a hard Answer to give and I donít think I can truthfully give one. My wifeís friendís husband is 6 months from retirement
and has come up with the idea that he wants to buy a boat in the Caribbean
stay there for an extended time then head
to the med and back into the Pacific. The points of conjecture.
1. Very little sailing experience(dinghy only).
2. He wants a CATAMARANS, likes CATAMARANS.
3. $180K budget
4. ex UK Navy
I am a mono sailor through and through, so I will always tend to LEAN to a mono, also I think they would be better off with a mono given his budget
as you seem to get a better boat for your buck.
I donít want to start an argument,
but would like to be constructive as it is going to happen no matter what.