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Old 22-06-2004, 21:10   #1
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Cruising Catamarans

I am looking for information about catamarans that can be used for ocean cruising. I am looking for boatbuilders, and other resources for information about catamarans? Thanks for your help.

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Old 22-06-2004, 22:48   #2
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Here are a couple- three links that might interest you. But your welcome here also!

http://www.hypermax.com/multihullsmag/

http://www.cruisincats.com/cgi-bin/d...Catamarans&ad=

http://www.2hulls.com/

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There are also a couple of good books available that list the pros and cons of various types of catamarans so that you can determine which qualities are most important for the type of cruising you plan to do.

Unfortunately, I am not aboard right now so I can't just go to the bookshelft. One, I believe, is "Cruising on More Than One Hull". Also, Chuck Kanter, the multihull guru, has a revised edition of his book (the name escapes me right now) that details a vast array of cats.

I am biased, but you might want to look at www.mantacatamarans.com. We have a Manta 42 that is sturdy enough for ocean cruising.

Good luck on your search.
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I have a Heavenly Twin catamaran which while being only 27 foot long has a superb record as an ocean cruiser and the benefit of being relatively cheep. You won't be able to get a new one but there is a good second hand market and they do make new bigger HT's. Owners association: http://homepages.rya-online.net/htowoa/
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Hi Jim,
Take a look at the Appolloduck web site. In particular there is a very good cruising cat, ideal for short handed sailing. The Prout 34 sailing catamaran is still being built in South Africa at a very competitive price. Ideal for family cruising. There are many documented cases of circumnavigation in these boats.

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I think our Lagoon is a great boat but I do not think it would be suited for bluewater cruiseing as well as say a Prout. But on the other hand the Prouts are slower, darker (inside), and are not as well suited for island hopping. IMHO. We almost bought a Prout, they were my first choice, but just did not seem the best choice for what our plans are. But if I was looking for a circumnavigator, I would have my family in a Prout!
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here's the Chuck Kanter Link

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There are also a couple of good books available that list the pros and cons of various types of catamarans so that you can determine which qualities are most important for the type of cruising you plan to do.

Unfortunately, I am not aboard right now so I can't just go to the bookshelft. One, I believe, is "Cruising on More Than One Hull". Also, Chuck Kanter, the multihull guru, has a revised edition of his book (the name escapes me right now) that details a vast array of cats.

I am biased, but you might want to look at www.mantacatamarans.com. We have a Manta 42 that is sturdy enough for ocean cruising.

Good luck on your search.
http://www.sailcopress.com/cruising_in_cats.htm
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The Prout 34 sailing catamaran is still being built in South Africa at a very competitive price.
Wonder how fast a crusing equipped Prout 34 is? Say in a 15 knot brezze from various directions...?

Do they point..? Draft?

Just curious as I can see the value a of using less than 10 hours to go to the next island 40 miles away.
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hey we bought our fountain pajot athena 38 a year ago. staley weidman at 2 hulls brokered the deal, charles kanter surveyed.the boat sailed from france to panama so i think shees sea worthy.i looked at about every cat available and settled on the athena. its not a cadilac but it fit all my paramiters it has a ample cockpit seats 6 easily its laid out well can be sailed solo, onley its more fun with a mate.draws 3 ft, great fir the banks and shees pretty fast, after new bottom paint and gori folding props we plan to sail to costa rica and panama this winter. anny way thats another day.check out the catamaran co in ft lauderdale if you want to se alot of choices in one place JT
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