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Old 30-11-2016, 14:01   #1
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Aventura 33 Review

My wife & I are planning on moving aboard, hopefully sooner than later. We're looking at moderately sized cats that have good livability & can confidently cross oceans. We've been watching the prices on the Mahe evo's for some time. A friend of ours told us to check out the Aventura 33. The Aventura 33 is a fairly new boat, which makes finding testimonials & reviews difficult. Any advice on this particular vessel or others like it would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2016, 17:44   #2
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Re: Aventura 33 Review

Here's a test by multihulls world, but you have to pay for it:

Full test by Multihulls World - AVENTURA CATAMARANS - Aventura 33 - multihulls-world.com
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mike.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:26   #4
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I did a bit of looking after finding the article by MW. Looks like a very interesting boat! The layout looks smartly designed and very roomy for its size. I question the two-cabin, two-head version though. On a boat that size I think three-cabin, one-head makes more sense. You won't often have guests on a boat that size, and for the infrequent times you do sharing a head wouldn't be a big deal. Having a complete third cabin for stowage would be more beneficial, especially for living aboard. I like the tiller steering, its a great way to maximize space in the cockpit and it probably makes the boat fun to hand steer. Not sure if it would make installing an autopilot more difficult? The ability to "confidently cross oceans" comes down to design and build. Unfortunately I don't know enough about the boat to say definitively where she stands one way or another on that. But I will say she has an awfully high freeboard for a 33ft cat. That might give me pause.
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Old 26-11-2017, 18:53   #5
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Aventure recently came up with a new model - Aventura 34. I think it is a replacement for 33. I am looking for somebody who owns/sailed aventur 33 to figure out how good this boats are. Quality, performance?
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if i remember well the architect does not want his name associated with the aventura brand as he believes there was too many quality problems.

however this is just a memory of something i read at the time, it does not mean it s true just that you should be cautious.... after all i bough a neel 45 and everyone has seen the vids....
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When we were shopping for our cat, I was intrigued by the Aventura 33. I had an email exchange with the architect, Martin Defline, and he had indicated if we were interested in moving forward, it would be best to find a yard to do a custom build. At the end of the day, we felt the 33 was a bit too small for how we plan to use the boat and weren't prepared to manage a custom build project. So far, we are extremely happy with our choice of going with the Seawind.
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When we were shopping for our cat, I was intrigued by the Aventura 33. I had an email exchange with the architect, Martin Defline, and he had indicated if we were interested in moving forward, it would be best to find a yard to do a custom build. At the end of the day, we felt the 33 was a bit too small for how we plan to use the boat and weren't prepared to manage a custom build project. So far, we are extremely happy with our choice of going with the Seawind.
it more or less confirm my post
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Re: Aventura 33 Review

I found these.. (see attached)

We are considering the Aventura 34. Would be happy to hear how the community sees her as well.
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I never saw one live, but from pictures i can easily say that it's (another) catamaran that try to be something that, with that given size, should not be.
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I managed to find the specifications in English.
Could someone comment on the hull construction? is this monolithic polyester laminate good?
Is that on-par with the big brands like Lagoon, FP?
Or is that considered inferior?
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Displacement 4000 kg
Lightship 3500 kg

500 kg payload!!!
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I managed to find the specifications in English.
Could someone comment on the hull construction? is this monolithic polyester laminate good?
Is that on-par with the big brands like Lagoon, FP?
Or is that considered inferior?
Of the three commonly used resin types, being polyester, vinylester and epoxy, polyester is the cheapest and least desirable.
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Of the three commonly used resin types, being polyester, vinylester and epoxy, polyester is the cheapest and least desirable.


But also the most commonly used
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But also the most commonly used
Because it's the cheapest.

Vinylester isn't much more expensive and has far better properties. IMO a builder using polyester instead of vinylester would have to be considered questionable as regards quality of product. Particularly in a multihull where strength of secondary bonds is very important, and polyester performs so poorly.
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