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Old 24-07-2008, 09:32   #46
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In the boat photo, notice the boom on the jib. Talk about an easy boat to sail. No one running around the deck moving the head sails and sheets when you tack.

Also, in the cockpit photo, notice the black self tacking carbon boom for the jib. Talking about head sail slot control for pointing up.
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Old 24-07-2008, 09:43   #47
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My favorite spot is sitting on the bow, or crossbeam in good weather with flat seas. Sometimes doing +, or - 10knots. What a delight have the cockpit there in good weather.
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Old 24-07-2008, 10:15   #48
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Bridgedeck clearance

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I had a good look at the St Francis at Miami in Feb this year........ I believe bridge deck clearance is around 600mm so should be ok.... Regards Adaero
IMHO, 600 mm (about 23") is much too low a bridgedeck for an offshore catamaran 50' long. Here it is given at .85 meters (about 32.5") - St Francis 50 catamaran: spaceous luxury cruiser I'd say that was the minimum a 50' catamaran should have, and that more would be better. See: Used Boat Review
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Old 24-07-2008, 10:21   #49
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The Atlantic 57' has 36" of bridge deck clearance fully loaded.


A few comments from Chris White about his design.

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The most beautiful part of the boat, in my opinion, is the rudder compartment where all the laminates are clear finished, steering system perfectly aligned and all equipment installed as tidy as it gets. Despite her 57 feet Lely's hull and deck structure all complete weighed close to 10,000 lbs. Fully equipped and rigged for sailing she weighs less than many production 40' cats! And she's far stronger. In build quality there is no comparison to be made to the likes of Catana, Privilege, Lagoon, etc… The Atlantic 57TMis an entirely different kind of animal designed and built to be the safest, most comfortable, best performing cruising catamaran in the world. If you don't believe me and are serious about buying a cat I will be happy to demonstrate the boat.
I'm going to ask Chris for a commission if any of you guys buy one.....
It really is a nice cat.
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Old 24-07-2008, 10:23   #50
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Yes clearance on the St Francis is 0.85m.

It has excellent write ups from owners. In fact they have offered to put me in touch with every owner - I do not think many would do that.

I have made private contact with a number of owners of different cats and had the good and the bad very honestly reported.

I am about to leave to fly away in the next few hours .... so will not be able to respond much for a few weeks.
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