Good day all,
Im fresh to these forums
and have been reading non stop!! I have searched through the forums
for information that has helped a great deal however all questions are unique when it comes to boat selection due to peoples intentions of use etc So im asking for some advice regarding catamaran
selection for the following journey I would just like a few styles/ideas/lessons learnt and suggestions when it comes to selection
of a seaworthy
cat that is up to the task in mind
We will eventually be consulting with a broker and getting a full assesment done on any cat that make it through the selection process I would not like to begin this without some knowledge from an intelligent community first.
We are looking for a cat that will be comfortable for two guys to go sailing from brisbane
up through the asian islands to bali then through to thailand
. In the future we will be looking at sailing to new caledonia
, cook islands
, polynesia and eventually USA. If we must buy a boat for the thailand
trip and coastal australia
trip so be it but if we could get a cat within our budget
that could take us to all these places in the right conditions at right time of year with a bit of luck that would be great.
I have gone for several cruises with family
to the whitsundays on yachts and a cat, needless to say i loved the lifestyle the catamaran
allowed and would love to undertake such an adventure.
for the cat alone is up to $120'000 with $30'000 for incidentals whilst under sail. Size wise we probably wouldnt want to go any less than 30foot but that also depends on what you guys have to say. Myself and my best mate will be sailing. We have next to no experience when it comes to sailing on deep ocean passages but there is only one way to learn.. To get familiar with the boat we will be sailing up and down the eastern seaboard of australia
and make adjustments to and to familiarise ourselves with the lifestyle and boat. Also doing competent crewman training and various courses that will help. We also have an old salt
who has agreed to teach us over the course of the year to get our skills and confidence up.
One boat that has stuck out is the 1990 crowther 10metre cat any good/bad info i cant seem to find much based upon personal experience. What are peoples experience with smaller cats on ocean passages. Is our goal unachievable under the budget we have set?
Thanks for your time