Originally Posted by Stumble
Just to be clear (from a responce to my post). You cannot get close to as much living space in a performance 50' as you have in a 50' monohull
. Length for length you will have the most interior
room in a Cat, then a monohull
, then a trimaran.
Generally to match a cat the monohull needs to be about 50% longer, I have no idea for a trimaran however. To match a 40' mono would probably require something on the order of a 70' trimaran, up until the addition of a bridge deck
(ala Neel) starts to work.
As for the Neel, I like them, and am curious about them, but nothing I have seen so far indicates they are any faster than a production cat. Somewhere around the same speeds as a faster Lagoon
Cats have more space than monohulls but the typically a modern cruising monohull with the double of a length of a cat will have a much bigger interior
40 has 7.25m beam, a 80ft monohull will have typically around 6m. The interior volume is not only considerably bigger has the monohull has a more usable interior space with less losses due to two narrow bows on the cat.
Regarding the Neel 45 he did not only beat all cats on the last ARC
, including 2 Outremer
51 as it arrived among the fastest 60/50 foot cruiser racers on the racing
That was a special one, a racing
version with a bigger mast
, a lighter interior and it seems a central centerboard
. I would say that a Lagoon 450 would not be able to do that.