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Old 30-09-2014, 12:40   #1
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Catamarans With Comfort and Performance

What are some makes and models of cats that have comfort and performance at a reasonable cost? Maybe around $250k. When I say comfort, I tend to mean lots of room and stability and not so much the quality of the wood veneer or the amount of bells and whistles a vessel comes with. Not so much a condo cat but a practical, dry, roomy cat that would work well for a family but still give the ability sail quickly and have good pointing characteristics. I assume dagger boards are more common in this realm than keels?

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Old 30-09-2014, 12:48   #2
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Re: Catamarans With Comfort and Performance

Dagger boards are very un-common on catamarans.

Mini keels are very common.

Here are a few catamaran models that would be in that $250K budget.

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Old 30-09-2014, 13:27   #3
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Try older Catanas. I highly recommend a Maine Cat 41 but it will be more.
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Be sure to look at Voyage Yachts

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Re: Catamarans With Comfort and Performance

Voyage Yachts are quicker than most cruising cats, I would say fastest without dagger boards. No wood or veneer to deal with, also hold their value well.

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Re: Catamarans With Comfort and Performance

Comfort and speed is most of the time each others enemies.

I would check older Catana, Outremer...Schionning if you are lucky (Used 2001 SCHIONNING LINE HONOURS Boat For Sale - boatpoint.com.au
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450 Cabriolet?
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Yes, only a few built, love it

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Fully enclosed aft, removed one table, AC bridge deck..I call it my babby gunboat. ..lol . Cant wait to see the 55 gunboat.

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Sailingcouple, that's a huge b-deck area. Would you show us an outside pic?
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Fully enclosed aft, removed one table, AC bridge deck..I call it my babby gunboat. ..lol . Cant wait to see the 55 gunboat.

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Sailingcouple, that's a huge b-deck area. Would you show us an outside pic?
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The 450C was an open ended salon. The salon and rear cockpit were combined. There was no back wall although it sounds like they added something there. Everything inside was made to take some wetness now and then. It's concept is similar to the GB55.
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Wow... that really is an inside sailing experience! :-)

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here are a couple from this morning

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