Hi, I have been lurking and reading on this forum for almost 3 years, saving up and getting ready to make the big change.
I am looking for a smallish but very seaworthy
cat that I can initially cruise
on the east coast
of Oz to get accustomed to the cruising lifestyle then head
off into SE Asia
and perhaps beyond.
I expect to be single
handed most of the time with my young adult kids
joining me from time to time.
I have been much enamoured with the Wharram
cats because of their noted seaworthiness, but also would like slightly more home comforts than they seem to offer.
stretches to max $70k at present, and I see the following cats are in the range. Could anyone who knows these boats please inform me about their seaworthiness, speed, comfort or other notable problems/advantages. There seems to be very little info on any of them available by googling
1992 Parallax 9
1991 Seawind 31
1982 Hitchiker Catamaran
1999 Pacific Seacraft Cleveland Bay
I also wonder why the Pacific Seacraft
is so much cheaper even though it is younger and is not a simple open deck
Thanks in advance for any advice/info.