Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2007, 16:49   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montana
Boat: None yet!
Posts: 1
Best Boat Shows for Multihulls

Hi, I saw there was already a recent questions about the best boat shows. I have been trying to decide between Miami and Annapolis (can't do both as both mean a long flight and a day to get there! ) We are very seriously working toward a liveaboard life (within the next two years) and our objectives at the boat show are to:
1. see several different brands of catamarans in the 40-50' range (leaning toward Dean and Dolphin or an old Prout ... but open minded... depends in the end on what's available used and the end oat budget)
2. take a glance at the monohulls (although feel pretty sure about a cat)
3. talk with current or been there done that liveaboard families and circumnavigating families... I see at Annapolis that there are several seminars by Jimmy Cornell, Pam Wall, and Liza Copeland
4. Meet with potential broker to help us in our boat search to take place later

So... which of these two shows has the widest variety of cats and best speakers ... or they equal??

The input is greatly appreciated! (You can laugh... yes, we're in Montana... no not on a lake even... yes we've been on lots of boats.... )
__________________

__________________
wannabe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 19:24   #2
DPJ
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by wannabe1
1. see several different brands of catamarans in the 40-50' range (leaning toward Dean and Dolphin or an old Prout ... but open minded... depends in the end on what's available used and the end oat budget)
2. take a glance at the monohulls (although feel pretty sure about a cat)
3. talk with current or been there done that liveaboard families and circumnavigating families... I see at Annapolis that there are several seminars by Jimmy Cornell, Pam Wall, and Liza Copeland
4. Meet with potential broker to help us in our boat search to take place later

)
Either show. I have been to both. The weather in Miami in February is much like the weather in Annoplis in October.
1. Have not see a Dean or Dolphin at either show. Many other brands in various sizes.
2. Plenty of monohulls at each.
3. There is a Lattitudes and Attitudes cruiser party at Miami on Saturday night. Last year at Miami, I saw seminars by Pam Wall, Charles Katner and Corine Kanter.
4. Plenty of brokers at each.
__________________

__________________
DPJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 20:50   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 48
Dolphin at Annapolis

There has been a Dolphin 460 at the last 3 Annapolis shows. They've redesigned the 460 to give it more headroom so I'm guessing you'll see it again this year at Annapolis

j
__________________
http://www.ittykitty.com
Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 21:40   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
schoonerdog's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2004
Location: annapolis
Boat: st francis 44 mk II catamaran
Posts: 1,174
Images: 4
Annapolis promises to have a good number of catamarans, but when travelling in Annapolis at night anywhere but the historic district take care to travel more in larger groups. Annapolis has more public housing than any other city of it's size and has had a constant battle with crime (8-10 murders last year in a town of 38,000). Recent reports are that bars in East Port, where we live, are getting hit by small gangs mostly robbing people but often roughing them up. For heavens sake, never ever go into Robinswood off of Forest Drive where most of this is concentrated, even in the daytime. Even police only travel there in mass.
schoonerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat show

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Island Packet 31 for Liveaboard / Offshore? Gray Monohull Sailboats 33 01-09-2013 07:26
Do Boats Have 'Souls' ? sail_the_stars General Sailing Forum 77 14-11-2010 15:25
Buying a boat nightmare... cchris0411 Multihull Sailboats 31 06-10-2007 23:54
Changing the Boat's Name sjs General Sailing Forum 4 24-05-2004 08:15



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:09.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.