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Old 18-08-2007, 06:27   #1
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catana vs privilege

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if u had to choose between these two boats ( between 40 and 49 foot) to travel the world for many years (single crew) which boat and size would u choose and why?
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Old 18-08-2007, 06:48   #2
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if u had to choose between these two boats ( between 40 and 49 foot) to travel the world for many years (single crew) which boat and size would u choose and why?
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why such a big boat for one. we are a crew of two and have a 37 privilege and have lived on it for two years
verry comfotable.
are you looking for new or used?
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Old 18-08-2007, 07:10   #3
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why such a big boat for one. we are a crew of two and have a 37 privilege and have lived on it for two years
verry comfotable.
are you looking for new or used?
coz a lot of friends will be spending time on th boat.... am loking for a new one.. thanks!
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Old 18-08-2007, 07:22   #4
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take a look at Ocean Catamarans, they are nice CUSTOM MADE boats and extremely fast!
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Old 18-08-2007, 09:48   #5
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do you want a race car or a bently
for the feedback you may be looking for you would need to give us some onfo on how you want to use it and what speck is inportant to you
are these the final two after a long list or are you open to other brands
is ther a budget.
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Old 18-08-2007, 19:10   #6
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Privilege 45 foot. 49 is VERY large! Gets a little unweildy. 39 is a nice boat, but in a rough weather the 45 footer rides a lot smoother. There is plenty of space and a greater load capacity.
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Old 19-08-2007, 00:59   #7
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I have the Privilege 435 - now called 445 - but exactly the same boat - and also seriously considered the Catana 43 (can't remember the model designation now)

The final decision to go with the Privilege over the Catana came down to three main points....

1) I didn't like the helm position(s) on the Catana. Too exposed out in the stern of the hulls for my liking. Much prefer being tucked up behind a big solid bulkhead when offshore.

2) The dagger boards were likely to suffer regular damage on a boat that would spend the early years of its life on charter

3) Price. A Privilege is not cheap but the Catana is outright expensive.
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I am seriously considering a Privilege 49 (Mercedes) and a Catana 50 (BMW). Price aside, I think the Catana 50 would be better for a circumnavigation because of the bridgedeck clearance, daggerboards and overall performance. I like the idea of daggerboards for two reasons. First, you can point better and are therefore more likely to go places that would be too much work or motoring. Secondly, while I hope to never be in such a situation, I like the heavy weather attributes of board up in large seas.
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We had some friends who had dagger boards on their cat. They brought them up while motoring down the ICW. They got down to South Carolina, ran into some rocks in the ICW. Ripped the rudder to shreads, didn't sink the boat, but they had a VERY nervous hour or so. Nice thing about keels is they give you a significant amount of protection against groundings and such. I am certainly hapy I have keels.
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Old 20-08-2007, 21:45   #10
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We had some friends who had dagger boards on their cat. They brought them up while motoring down the ICW. They got down to South Carolina, ran into some rocks in the ICW. Ripped the rudder to shreads, didn't sink the boat, but they had a VERY nervous hour or so. Nice thing about keels is they give you a significant amount of protection against groundings and such. I am certainly hapy I have keels.
The boards can be left partially down to protect a fixed rudder.
My solution will be to have a very small fixed skeg for this purpose along with the boards, best of both worlds.

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Yes, there is always a trade off. I want to circumnavigate. For me, I think the arguments I've heard on this board about heavy weather sailing are more important than coastal sailing groundings. It all depends on where and what you are planning.

Perhaps it's also because I spent 18 months and never ran aground. Although I never ventured into the ICW.
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I agree with Phillip.

If you are going to be singlehanding a great deal of the time, 50 feet of catamaran is a massively huge yacht to handle. It's not impossible for one person to run a yacht that size. But it's a lot of work unless you have crew to assist and maintain the yacht.

I know that I can easily handle our Privilege 39 singlehanded. I have already done it all over the world, but the boat was a handful.

If you hire full time crew, then there's no problem. But when you are sailing among the reefs in the South Pacific, and when the situation is touch and go, you could get into trouble really fast if you are sailing short handed.

If you are sailing around the world in the roaring 40's, then a big cat that is set up for singlehanding would be the way to go. But if you are doing typical cruising in tight anchorages with coral heads and fellow cruisers all around, you will have many sleepless nights worrying about how you don't have enough scope out to hold your massive yacht in a crowded anchorage.

Whatever route you decide to go, good luck on your adventure
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Old 21-08-2007, 01:15   #13
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thanks everybody for ur feedback!
One more question... I know both the Catana and Privilege come with the
Volvo Penta D2 40hp.. I got some feedback that if i have the chance ,
then i should choose the Yanmar instead? what are ur feedback?
thanks again!
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Old 21-08-2007, 15:27   #14
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Were I buying new, I'd go with africancats for a speed monster, faster than the catana. Probably faster than anything but a gunboat. Were I going for luxurious accomodations, OK, Privilege always wins. Sooo nice inside. You can answer the question of which one by answering this question, do you want to always be the fastest boat and have a very nice interior or do you want to always have the nicest interior and be a simply good sailing boat?
Difference between a limosine and a ferrari would be more accurate.

I've got yanmars, they are bulletproof. I simply can't say enough good about them.
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Here's a good question for the privilege and catana owners, how is the customer service for a new boat? African cats customer service I can only guess is phenominal as they are fanatical about their boats.
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