My first post here after joining CF, but at least it's a topic that I know something about
. We have gone through a detailed selection process to find a liveaboard
cruiser for the South Pacific
, and finding Nathan's Freeflow 46 was very exciting. It is just such a well thought out design with some very innovative and practical features. There is alot "below the surface" in her design and construction that set the design apart. We met with the designer
for a detailed (and I mean detailed) review of what, how and why she was designed as the culmination of Nathan's extensive experience in the catamaran
industry, and came away highly impressed, to say the least.
We are seriously looking at having the FF46 built, but overseas due to labour costs here in Oz and actively working with Nathan Stanton on that.
We are visiting Keshi next week to experience her performance. She is on the Australian west coast
& I had a great chat with the owner who is a very experienced cruiser, having sailed several mono's and cats over the decades. He says it is an incredible boat, amazingly easy to handle with the wishbone rig!
If there is any specific info I can help you with, just PM me. I would encourage you to hop on multihulldynamics.com to compare the Freeflow 46 with ANY of the 44'-46' designs re performance/stability. It is not a Gunboat, for sure, but it really performs considering it's bluewater capabilities and payload capacity.