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Old 09-02-2016, 07:45   #1
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Comet Cat 37

Comet is introducing a 37ft cat. They were at the Düsseldorf boat show but only with brochures and a model. See here: http://www.comaryacht.com/en/catamaran/comet-catamaran-37-cat/

First one is on the water, second to be finished for the La Grande Motte show in April.
They just sent out a "Düsseldorf offer". Not exactly cheap for a "new kid on the block"
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:09   #2
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...Eye of the Beholder, I suppose....

It should scale down nicely when Lego engineers it in kit form....
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Re: ...Eye of the Beholder, I suppose....

Aside from the aesthetics, which are as you say in the eye of the beholder, not too bad otherwise. The tech specs and ratios are okay. The negatives? well the standard draft of 1.3 is too much, the galley is way too small, but if you try and put galley up in under 13 metres that happens, the helms and way to exposed, but if you must turn the cockpit into a saloon that happens as well.

I am not a fan of a single piece trampoline, and the massive flat chine mms above the waterline is a recent trend that increases overall beam while decreasing stability, will slap like crazy in a choppy anchorage and providing difficulties in locating fenders in a marina.

I note that it is unsinkable (one of their monohull owners should tell them that you can't build an unsinkable boat - just saying) I also note that antifouling is an option - I mean seriously.

One of the key concerns I have is the optional pivoting centreboard. Not a big fan, of centreboards, daggerboards yes - not centreboards, they are only supported at one end, they rely of mechanical fixtures like the pivot, the slot creates much turbulence, and te slot is a bugger to antifoul, and it still draws a metre (almost) with a the boards up. But good on them for at least recognising the importance of offering a daggerboard variation.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:51   #4
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Re: Comet Cat 37

sails are optional, too.

Good for motoring more than just those 100%
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Re: Comet Cat 37

They don't seem to mention sail area, but at 11m, 7.9 tonnes with a 14.9 metre mast, it's probably only going to be a moderate performer.
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Re: Comet Cat 37

A lot like the nautitech open 40, same designer I guess. maybe a more affordable option for some. I guess priced similar to a lagoon 39. I didn't check all the specs and pricing but there don't seem to be too many cats of that size around that price point at the moment. FP s cheapest is the Lucia 40 at around €350 I think, lagoons 380 around €250 maybe.
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They don't seem to mention sail area, but at 11m, 7.9 tonnes with a 14.9 metre mast, it's probably only going to be a moderate performer.
I just looked it up:
Sail area 77sqm
Empty displacement 5to
lightship displacement 5.5to
max. displacement 7.9to

These figures almost exactly match the Mahe, and give a much better SA/D than most recent FP / Lagoon designs. But with any small cat payload has a big impact on realworld performance.



Here is a big PDF with some nice photos.


Its good to see that someone is trying to get into the small cat market that FP already left.
If they could just find a better steering position, better line routing and move the cockpit table to the other side so you don't need to zizag around it
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A lot like the nautitech open 40, same designer I guess.
Yes, same designer: Lombard

Which explains why they have the cockpit table on the same side


I had a short chat with the guy on the boat show. They are pretty open to customizations of the interior.
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I just looked it up:
Sail area 77sqm
Empty displacement 5to
lightship displacement 5.5to
max. displacement 7.9to
Makes me wonder how they got so much sail area onto a 14.9 metre mast.
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Re: Comet Cat 37

Someone please let me know if this is a condomaran before I fall in love n love with it!
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$254,000 base. About $288,000 with extras out the door before taxes.
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Makes me wonder how they got so much sail area onto a 14.9 metre mast.
According to the manual the masthead of our Mahe is 16,7m above the water. Taking into account the freeboard and the coachroof leaves maybe 14-14.5m for the mast.


All numbers match those of the Mahe very closely (except the price).
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Someone please let me know if this is a condomaran before I fall in love n love with it!

It doesn't get much better than that taking into account that this cat has only 11m but standing headroom throughout...

The only way to get sleeker lines is to allow standing headroom only in the hulls. Or make it "dwarfs only!"
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Re: Comet Cat 37

The opening photo reminds me of Jeff Schionning's Arrow series cats:
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