Since Geminis are built to a price
point by a genius at manufacturing boats, they have always been the least expensive cat in this size range. That means that anyone who owns another brand will be told he paid too much, and he will go to great length to explain his superior judgment. I'm in that category.
Those that buy a Gemini do so with their eyes wide open, and have made a conscious decision that price
matters more than bragging rights. They are uniformly content with their decision.
So many Geminis have been sold that there is a definite rate of depreciation, so you know what a fair price is for any one you look at, and what you can get for it later. That cannot be said for any other catamaran
Performance is brisk. A Gemini will go to weather
better than any other cat that doesn't have dagger boards
, which are a PITA.
Every new cat buyer has secret dreams of sailing off to Bora Bora
. One in 10 gets down the coast and out to the islands. One in a thousand crosses an ocean.
With this one exception, nobody buys their last boat first, unless they get something way out of their league. They don't come back. Gemini sailors tend to keep their boats quite a while unless they learn that cruising is not for them. Some Gemini owners buy new Geminis!
So if you are not impressed by haughty opinions, and can swallow the idea that you should be looking for a battleship instead of a cruiser, you will be very happy with a Gemini, and you can laugh at purists like me all the way to the bank!