Catanas look like high quality cats, but the ones I've seen at boat shows have a design flaw that would prevent me from buying
one. Catana tends to put dual helms in the far aft end of each hull
. Visibility to port is poor if you are steering
from starboard and vice versa. With this set-up you always need two people on watch to avoid running into something. Even worse, the helmsman must sit out in the rain and sun since there is no easy way to build dodgers around the steering
stations. We bought a Privilege 37 and we can see the "four corners" of the boat from a forward helm
seat. The helm
is under the bimini
and we have forward and side vinyl glass to protect us from the elements.