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Old 20-08-2011, 04:14   #1
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Nauticat 525 - What Do You Think ?

Hi All,

I looking for a good passage maker in order to live on board for few years.

My plan is to visit cold reagions.

At the moment I am looking the Nauticat 525.

Any advice??

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Old 20-08-2011, 05:56   #2
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Re: nauticat 525 wath di You think??

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Andrea.
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Old 20-08-2011, 12:12   #3
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Re: Nauticat 525 - What Do You Think ?

Before we bought our catamaran we had fell in love with a 2002 Nauticat 45 , It had beautiful wood work interior and the aft stateroon was like something out of a Disney movie. It had everything a cold climite cruser would want.
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Welcome aboard.

There is a lot of experience and knowledge here so you should get good feedback.

Nauticat has a very good reputation, particularly suited to cooler climates.
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Old 20-08-2011, 19:02   #5
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Re: Nauticat 525 - What Do You Think ?

I own the earlier version of the same boat, a Nauticat 52. The later versions don't have the sliding door on the pilothouse, but not much else has changed. I love mine! They sail surprisingly well for a motorsailor...




Check my pics for interior shots. The build quality is incredible. Those Fins don't mess around when it comes to boatbuilding....
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Old 21-08-2011, 14:33   #6
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Hi !

The reason why I see the N 525 as one of the option is because I am looking for a boat to leave permanent on board and to explore remote regions.

On the living space interior quality I have no doubt; I have to investigate about confront at sea as well as capability to handle heavy seas.

Can You tell me something about that.

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Old 21-08-2011, 14:36   #7
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Re: Nauticat 525 - What Do You Think ?

We cruised for 4 years in our NC44 mainly in roaring 40's and never questioned its abilities when the going got a bit tough, NC525 would be a great boat for what you want to do
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I definitely wouldn't hesitate to take mine anywhere. Just make storm shutters for those big pilothouse windows and you're good to go. The 525 has much smaller windows than my 52 and no sliding door for that exact reason, but I'd still do shutters. The hull was designed by Sparkman and Stephens, they handle great. And the massive tankage and long range under power is great. The hulls are solid glass with no core and very heavy duty, great for high latitudes. Only thing better for that is a heavy steel expedition boat, but I'm sure you know that...
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Thank You,

I will keep You informed about my progress on the difficult decision to choose my new boat.
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Keep in mind you can often find a 52 on the market for dramatically less than a 525. I assume you are in europe or you probably wouldn't be looking at the 525, but 52's in good shape go for about 350,000 dollars here in the US. Most used 525's, although obviously much newer boats, average about 800,000 euro's. That's a huge price difference. Here's a local listing for me, nice boat...

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