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Old 20-02-2019, 19:50   #1
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BEST CAT UNDER $500k

What do you think is the best liveaboard cruising cat for under $500k usd?
No lagoon or FnP.
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Old 20-02-2019, 20:01   #2
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Re: BEST CAT UNDER $500k

Leopard 46 Owners Version. They sell between $430-470K in today's market. Great sailing, one of the better built Leopards, and great living livability.

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Old 20-02-2019, 20:53   #3
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Re: BEST CAT UNDER $500k

Depends on what you might like. For a performance cruising boat have a look at Schionning.
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For $500K USD there are some brilliant boats out there, strong and quick
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Old 21-02-2019, 01:10   #5
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Just curious why no Lagoon or FP
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Old 21-02-2019, 03:59   #6
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Manta 42 is a great cruising couple's boat and can be had for way under $500K, several on market under $300K.
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Old 21-02-2019, 05:34   #7
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Best means so many different things to different people. Leopard and Bali make cats that have huge living spaces with big bay windows to take in the view. Schionning makes much, much quicker designs that are half the weight for the same size.

Each is the best boat to some people, and something that strikes a balance in between might be better to others. That's why there are so many designs out there - you need to specify what is important to you before you can get a useful answer here.
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Old 21-02-2019, 05:45   #8
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Are we talking brand new out of the box or used?

If used, any restrictions of age or sizze?
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Buying brand new is not the best option in may cases.
And as sea worthiness should be of highest priority I would suggest looking at a second-hand Outremer.
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Old 21-02-2019, 14:15   #10
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Have you given up on building your own cat?
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Old 21-02-2019, 19:51   #11
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For Live aboard: (ie 365 days a year) and if FP and Lagoon not available:

3 cabin Leopard 46 built after 2008 (cockpit stairs to helm)
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Leopard 46 Owners Version. They sell between $430-470K in today's market. Great sailing, one of the better built Leopards, and great living livability.

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As soon as we find one in our price range.....! :-)

Nice to see you here, Wiley.

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Old 22-02-2019, 07:57   #13
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Perry 43, hands down. They just fell in price to 200+
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Old 22-02-2019, 08:28   #14
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What do you think is the best liveaboard cruising cat for under $500k usd?
No lagoon or FnP.
I'm partial to my Switch51. You can check it out here.


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Wiley Sharp just did a little YouTube piece on a 2010 Matrix 450

https://youtu.be/nT1eQdclBxo

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16T_...sVz487YRj/view
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