I own a Catalac 10m since last year and I sailed her from Turkey
to Southern France
and later, when the mast
was unstepped, up the River Rhone and Saone.
We have not to forget that the Catalac Designs is almost 33 years old this of the copied Gemini was several times updated.
I think the bow design of the catalac is outdated, a steep would give a longer waterline and may improve the movement of the catalac. What I found not good is the support under deck
of the lower shrouds by a stainless steel
tube to the bulkhead with an angle under deck of about 135 degrees and entry to the bulkhead with about 45 degrees. This design gives a stronger pull to the bulkhead on my cat the bolts through the bulkhead and the stainless steel
plate on that the tube is welded is slightly bended. I have to say that we had a very strong Meltemi when sailing from Rhodes to Cape Maleas.
But otherwise I'm very happy with the Catalac 10m. With the two inboard Diesels manouvring that cat is easy even in close quarters. One thing what is special on my Catalac is, that the seawater intakes for the cooling
of the engines is not as usual through the saildrives but direct through the hulls. The system works well until now.
My Catalac 10M is one of the earliest 10Ms, comparing the pictures with the Catalac 10M built #35 what is for sale
now on catamaransite.com I can see some improvements of the finish of the woodwork inside (doors, cabinets with doors).