Originally Posted by SKIPPER2C
Hi I am ready to go bigger. Who'd love a Yacht to retire on and cruise
My question to the more experienced in this matter is :
Do I look for a newer model monohull that is cheaper than my dream Boat a Catamaran
, or do I rather go for a older Cat to suit my price range? Do a older boat cost that more to maintain? Will the lesser draft
of the Cat be so a big plus point in cruiseing the world and visiting Exotic Islands that it is anyway better to go for a Cat?
The Boats I am looking at is 40 to 45 Monohulls or 38 to 40 Cats.
To sum up :
Newer Monohull or older Cat to suit my price range?
Thanx in advance!
Ahh ill bite and toss in what could be insite. Im bored and got some effort.
In a simple answer. It all depends with so little information and what design you seek of the first two, only two specks or criteriea.
or at the docks not outin the anchorages
im guessing are more for a cat in compared to a mono of close to size due to beam.
I see you may already own something so some costs you will have a idea of.
Does a older boat cost more to maintain. Yes and no. It all depends how well you need to outfit and the overall condition when you buy it. Are you skilled enough to do some of your own work of whenever something goes wrong you will be seeking assistance. How technology dependentnare you. You know more the goodies more the chances for issues. A cat also there is two motors, two rudders, more steering
linkage to worry about. If budget
is a deal breaker. Could be twice the trouble to wear out.
If seeking a mono only a few feet less I would think a cat has a higer upkeep more then just a little in such a small split in length. Guessing just with having 2 motors alone.
Draft well look at the charts
of where you plan to go. A mono with a 6'6 draft does not like 5 feet of water
to much. She may groan and leave you hanging.
In the end...... Don't allow anyone to stop your dream if you have the kitty to support the dream. You have to call it home no one else.
wandering and wondering around with no destionation