Nearly 20 years ago I was in the same situation in look of buying a 44 foot catamaran
. I decided to buy under conditions:
1st) the yard and I worked on a description in detail about the construction, mesures and weights equipment
(rigging, winches, ropework, electronics
, what ever was included and on the order) we ended at 11 pages letter instead of one page in two languages as previously sent by the yard.
2nd) we both agreed on at delivery
and trial sail
3rd) I had to pay up to 90% of the agreed final price
during building time against a bankers guarantee delivered to me before I made the payments.
To make a long story short: the building of the cat was going wrong, the delivery
was about 2 months later, instead of a weight 0f 6,9 metric tons the cats weight was about 10,2 metric tons. For this fact the CE rules have not been maintained they had to bring in about 124 ft3 of Foam for the floatation in case of a accident
. Otherwise the building was looking crude and not like the work of a yard of some reputation.
I disagreed the reception
and received my money
back in full (that thanks to the bankers guarantee). So I decided to buy an other catamaran not a new, after he story I bought a used one. To say I was very happy with her when I sold her I had made four Atlantic crossing
and twice the full length of the med.
So good luck think about and smooth sailing with your catamaran.