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Old 04-11-2003, 16:16   #1
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Question blue II 34 foot cat

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does anybody have good or bad news about a vessel made by beneteau called the blue II catamaran 34 feet by 19.5 feet beam
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Old 05-11-2003, 05:29   #2
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Beneteau Blue II

I looked at them 3 years ago, when I was hot on the trail of my boat. There was one for sale on the Chesapeake.

The boat looks like a Stiletto on stearoids, or like a less expensive Edel 35. Like the Edel and the Stiletto, it uses heavy duty aluminum tubes to hold the three main pieces together. The lines looked good, and the cockpit and the salon appealed to me. Dual steering stations makes it look serious. The hulls were narrow, so of course the bunks are narrow as well. The kitchen is in the stern of the starboard hull. With a tiny sink and little space for storage, I would not call it a long range cruiser. Electrical and cabling hang down under the cockpit before entering the hulls, and the clearance below the cockpit to the water seemed way too little to me. Fluids tanks were terribly small, to my recollection.

Communication with Beneteau resulted in a photocopied brochure and assurances that the designer intended it to be sturdy enough for ocean travel.

The one I looked at had all the interior lining failing, drooping into the living areas or already removed. The solar rays had played havoc with the acrylic windows, and I imagine it might be a chore finding replacements.

Still, probably a fun boat for the Chesapeake, for large rivers and bays, and for medium-sized lakes. Likely to be fun and fast everywhere but a lumpy seaway. (Be aware that I didn't get out on it) Wasn't what I was looking for, though. I had owned a Stiletto, and was looking for a cruiser. Bought a Tobago 35 a year ago.

Where and how do you plan to use what you are looking for?

Oh, and welcome aboard. I find these people interesting, helpful, and friendly.
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Old 06-11-2003, 03:30   #3
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thanx for the info on the beneteau sounds like the vessel will not be the one!!!!!!!!!! my gal and i live by vancouver and plan to do some coastal sailing and then two years to the carib thru the panama unless we find a catamaran for sale down there........we are now looking at the privilege 39.........we do not plan on leaving until......august 2004
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Old 24-11-2003, 16:04   #4
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Would love to stay in touch, Billy. We are intending to leave in October for the Caribean, from Eastern Canada. I am hopeful that Dawn and I can find friends with whom to cruise. Another multihull nut might be great.
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