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Old 27-08-2014, 23:40   #16
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Contrary to other people's opinion, weight is extremely important. If it wasn't, all the modern race boats would be heavier, not lighter. And you can always add weight very easily. However, if you start with a big fat girl, you're probably going to tell people weight isn't important and she can burst through waves easier than that cute skinny one can. I think you get the picture. She can always put on weight later as you pick up things along the way. And less weight means easier to push and most modern hull shapes in catamarans are reasonably similar, except for the fat ones of course.
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Old 27-08-2014, 23:55   #17
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L&N are of course correct, a lighter boat will outperform a heavier one, but a boat designed to be commodious and comfortable will always be more comfortable than one designed for speed. It's all a compromise. We test sailed a Catana 50 and an Outremer 49 within 24 hours of each other at their yards in France in similar conditions (light airs). The Outremer was undoubtedly the slightly quicker boat. We bought a Catana. Doesn't make it a wrong decision or a bad boat, it meant that was the right boat for us.

It depends why you are buying one. We have now lived on ours for 4 months in great comfort and we didn't want to compromise too much on that comfort. The boat sails exceptionally well and we didn't want to compromise too much on that performance.

We could have bought an Outremer or a Lagoon for less money, but wanted performance AND luxury so we paid the extra and bought a Catana. No boat is right or wrong, it's just different strokes for different folks.
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Old 28-08-2014, 00:02   #18
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Spotted this new Schonning Legend out of the water at Mackay Marina today.

It the cover photo and story in The Australian Multihull world mag.

Multihull - Welcome MULTIHULL WORLD - Issue 127 - Power & Sail
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FYI...We have just listed our 60ish foot cat with an Australian broker. Please see link below and contact the broker with any questions or feel free to contact us directly. We've just spent 2 fantastic years sailing in the Pacific. Our kids are almost high school age so have reluctantly listed the boat. Good luck with your search!
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I personally would better spend extra time to build a cat matching my needs.
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