Originally Posted by alansmith
Yes, the price
of the boat seems a bit high. But how much money
would you spend on any monohull
that can notch 18 knots on the video readily for any who has eyes? I would be in shock if you can post even one. Second point, is could you do ride that monohull singlehandedly? Third concept
is could you also stand up in a shower
, Have two separate cabins for sleep overs and sit 4 people in the dining room? That boat is just off the charts
in wow factor...imho...that skipper
understands his market and it is not terribly unreasonable. Just sayin
lovers would be fools who cannot afford huge expensive boats to follow that argumentation, alansmith :-)
Yes, from monohull side one might argument. But thats just a "marketing trick". Looking at the reality, its nothing else than nonsense argumentation.
Same I could say: Why are the monohull builders and buyers so stupid to invest huge money
into slow boats ? Its their fault and sillyness not using their brains.
One reason why I love Trimarans because of the light displacement
building method which is urgent... it is very efficient and eco-friendly.
Why should I pay for 6 tons boat (thats roughly the weight of a 50 Footer Trimaran) a huge amount compared to the heavier monohulls which must be built to make them competitive ?
Since more than 10 years (since 2001) we have the Open 50 Monohull class
for the Transat
, e.g. the 50 Foot Monohull Gryphon Solo
(renamed as "Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America") has a total weight of 7.25 tons only has a max. speed capacity of ~20 knots. (Rec.: Actually its in the market for sales
at 193.5 Thousand US dolalrs.)
Its same stupidity of prize pushing we have in foods: We must pay for healthy foods a much higher prize, because it is called "biological" and eco-friendly. Such a nonsense.
Normally every company producing unhealthy food
, must be punished by a penality fee to sell their products at a much higher prize because this toxic food
is damaging environment
(e.g. by pesticides), other animals
(e.g. by gene manipulation) and humans (e.g. evoking cancer in the body or other illnesses). The damage to national economies and health care
systems by such "bad food" is tremendous. So these products should be more expensive. That would make sense.
I know that I cannot change the economic system (which goes back to the 19th century). Fact is we are in mad societies which are driven by wrong economical rules destroying our planet. Only what counts is "image, image, image" and profit maximisation. - Should I follow as sailor this crazyness ? The answer is clear...
This attitude to accept economical rules would be in a total contradiction to sailing. I learnt from sailing to be "efficient", to adapt to nature... to respect nature and handle a simple life on board with minimum efforts having a healthy and safe sty on a boat and offshore
Trimarans are boats which are for "poor people" (see the CM (Cylinder Mold) construction and production method
)... and not for these morons with their millions (mostly done by corruptive businesses) on the bank account who need expensive man's toys.
Just my personal attitude and opinion... :-)