We got the boat from the factory in France
to San Fran, it definitely put some miles on it but the owner bought it to go cruising and relished the opportunity to gain some experience and got two weeks with his family
Only real damage was a busted daggerboard which was covered by factory warranty. But I felt really bad seeing all that expensive carbon drifting out the back of the boat. Sailed on no worries with the remaining board. Must admit I was very impressed with the Catana, we left with less than 3 hours sailing time on the boat and sailed nonstop to Antigua
without a worry. ood boat.
I'm serious about looking for another delivery, we moved ashore a couple of years ago and I have a job now, but it's great to get away occasionally, and since the NZ dollar is way under the US I'm cheap
, even with the airfare chucked in.( work out $2.00 per mile in NZ dollars then convert).
End result, if you want a shiny new boat on the dock
ship it. If you want to save a few bucks and have an adventure sail it. IMHO.