I have a dean 40 from 1999 and have been very impressed with its sailing performance. Just crossed the Southern Ocean from Cape Town
and can attest to the boats solid build. Unfortunately the yard in South Africa
has zero interest in providing any support to anyone who happens to purchase
his boats second hand. Yes they are heavy boats but we still made 5500 miles in 40 days with many days of beating, strange enough the windward sailing was amazing. Good rig design and huge bridgedeck clearance helps alot.
was crap, the rig was bullet proof and the ergonomics were good.
I have put some video on youtube if you are interested, just search for "catamaran dean lunatic" but excuse the video quality.