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Old 18-05-2014, 10:58   #46
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Re: Best Blue Water Cat Around 35-40'

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These boats are living in the hulls only.... open deck, no saloon.
Yes...that's why low windage

They are pretty, but...Bristol Channel Cutters are pretty too
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These boats are living in the hulls only.... open deck, no saloon.
And I was able to figure that out all by myself before you posted it.
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Re: Best Blue Water Cat Around 35-40'

Stick with the mono hull. Almost all catamarans, and especially the smaller ones sail like a shoe. Try chartering one and that should change your mind. Now if you have the money for a big Privlege or similar that is a different story.
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Stairs? The wharram has a 5 rung ladder.
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Stick with the mono hull. Almost all catamarans, and especially the smaller ones sail like a shoe. Try chartering one and that should change your mind. Now if you have the money for a big Privlege or similar that is a different story.
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Best Blue Water Cat Around 35-40'

Yes, like two shoes with keels bolted on to a platform that has a mast and a sail purposely downsized so it merely screams (vs flying) on a reach over the tops of waves. Yes, it can't go to weather like 1 hull but it's benefits outweigh just about everything else.

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Maybe a small pilot house could be built on deck
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Stick with the mono hull. Almost all catamarans, and especially the smaller ones sail like a shoe. Try chartering one and that should change your mind. Now if you have the money for a big Privlege or similar that is a different story.
Yep - another informed individual.
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Stick with the mono hull. Almost all catamarans, and especially the smaller ones sail like a shoe. Try chartering one and that should change your mind. Now if you have the money for a big Privlege or similar that is a different story.
Yeah... I remember a trip running before a F7-8 Cherbourg to Poole in a Tiki 26... skipped past a big mono reefed right down.. crew huddled in foulies in the cockpit...
Shortly after I skipped past a freighter doing 14kts.. the Bridge Watch came out and watched me dance into the distance.. was touching 16kts most of the way.. and so glad to be wearing a wet suit..
Also found out that night that the Wharram hatches leave a lot to be desired.. had over a foot of water sloshing in each hull... but.. its an easy fix..
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Stick with the mono hull. Almost all catamarans, and especially the smaller ones sail like a shoe. Try chartering one and that should change your mind. Now if you have the money for a big Privlege or similar that is a different story.

That post alone tells me you have absolutely zero experience with catamarans.


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Given the OP's requirements, my choice would a Chris White Mastfoil 41.
MastFoil 41 Catamaran by Chris White Designs
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Re: Best Blue Water Cat Around 35-40'

Privilege 39, hands down. See this link:
CATAMARAN CAPSIZES IN 170 MILE PER HOUR WINDS¬*¬*¬* For the past fifteen years

We are lucky enough to be on big sister P-45, and for the reasons your friend wants a true blue water boat. We've been in some horrible stuff, and we were never concerned, no did the cat show any signs of anything other than having fun in it. Now I have to talk myself out of "playing" in squalls! These boats were built to take it and keep on trucking.
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I have a monohull and know nothing about catamarans larger than a Hobie. What is the best blue water catamaran around 35-40 ft? What features should I care about most?

Assume a budget that would cover a semi-custom boat from a reputable builder.
A boatbuilder who can custom build any design at reasonable cost in Peru.
experienced infusion catamaran builder with good craftsmanship.

Kelsall Catamarans - Ballotta Catamarans - Custom built catamarans - Prices

The FF46 is a true BWC that can be custom built. All the design features of a long range liveaboard for cold or hot climates.

Designs - FreeFlow 46
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