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Old 26-03-2008, 13:59   #31
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Hallo IDRhawke

what is the bridgedeck clearance on the Atlantic 55 ?
I actually know of African produced Cats that have 1 ft 3 inches and some French cats as well but these are all made for charter purposes and only sail 10 to 20 Nm per day so who needs more then.
An Atlantic is a traveling machine and cannot be compared to any Charter cat
If you are right and the weight is 25.500 lbs or 11500 kilo.s that is still 40 % less than the Catana that has a waterline lenght of 5 ft less and a beam of 5 ft smaller
They cannot be compared . the comparising is like between a Porsche Chayenne and a Land rover 110 just different cups of tea.
I know what I would prefer, obviouly the Chris White Atlantic 55.

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Old 26-03-2008, 14:11   #32
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Hi Gideon,
The Admiral and I are doing fine thanks. We still have not given up the rat race just yet although it does help to think of being in the tropics on a big cat when sitting in bumper to bumper traffic going through Berzerkley (Berkeley).

Thanks for the tidbit on the Catana. For now I am keeping my eyes and ears pealed for what is currently out there and what designs are new and fresh. This forum sure helps. I really like your largest FastCat that is still on paper. Hurry up with that will ya? ...I want to see some pics of the real thing, probably see it in person and hopefully go for a sail. I do want to see South Africa, your facility, and the competition around the corner. A friend of mine just got back from South Africa...he and his girlfriend loved it.

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Hallo David
we expect to finalize the drawings around July
The dimensions have been finalized and we are in to detailed drawing now
With us we normally make 10 or 12 sets of drawings before we freeze the design.
The actual lenght will be 58.ft 3 in
waterline lenght 56 ft 8 in
Beam 30 ft 2 in
Draft with fin keels 5 ft 4 in
Draft with dagger boards up 3 ft
Weight empty in the water 19.800 lbs or 9 tons metric
Main sail area 1050 squire feet
Jib area 650 squire feet
Gennaker light weather 2650 squire feet

She will be build in epoxy thru resin infusion with Basalt Fiber for the hull and deck , the saloon roof and bimini in carbon fiber, twaron kevlar impact protection in the hulls and we expect a speed of 11 knots with 10 knots of wind speed at 90 degrees app.
Bridge deck clearance 4 ft loaded.
Green Motion will be standard with 2 x 17 Kw motogens installed
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Old 26-03-2008, 14:38   #33
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Hallo IDRhawke

what is the bridgedeck clearance on the Atlantic 55 ?
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It is listed as 41".
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It is listed as 41".
thank you that will work fine especcially since the cat is light and will follow the waves better and will not dig in
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Hallo David
we expect to finalize the drawings around July
The dimensions have been finalized and we are in to detailed drawing now
With us we normally make 10 or 12 sets of drawings before we freeze the design.
The actual lenght will be 58.ft 3 in
waterline lenght 56 ft 8 in
Beam 30 ft 2 in
Draft with fin keels 5 ft 4 in
Draft with dagger boards up 3 ft
Weight empty in the water 19.800 lbs or 9 tons metric
Main sail area 1050 squire feet
Jib area 650 squire feet
Gennaker light weather 2650 squire feet

She will be build in epoxy thru resin infusion with Basalt Fiber for the hull and deck , the saloon roof and bimini in carbon fiber, twaron kevlar impact protection in the hulls and we expect a speed of 11 knots with 10 knots of wind speed at 90 degrees app.
Bridge deck clearance 4 ft loaded.
Green Motion will be standard with 2 x 17 Kw motogens installed
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Nice specs. You guys are pretty serious about shaving the weight. What is your rough estimate or range for the cost?
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Hallo David
Ready to sail and do an ocean crossing Euro 1.200.000,00 with all the goodies like airco dual gen sets diswasher washer and dryer Rigid inflatable etc etc Euro
1.300.000,00
and that included everything besides personal good and food.
From dishes and crystal glasses to towels and bedcloth

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Compared to what the competition is offering and charging, that is very reasonable.

Do you have any of your boats in the US at this time? I'm going to do some boat shows this year starting with the Oakland show next month in my own neighborhood. I'm trying to find out which larger cats will be at which shows but that info does not seem to be easy to come by except on short notice. Are any of your boats going to be at any shows in the US this year? I would be willing to bet you could sell some if you could get one or two to a few shows.
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Hallo David
we expect to finalize the drawings around July

Gideon, it's great to hear you'll be having a drawing. I'd like to enter the drawing to win the new FastCat. Don't worry about delivery to the states, I have an EU citizensihp (Ireland) and would love to start my cruise (if I win) in the Netherlands.

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Gideon, it's great to hear you'll be having a drawing. I'd like to enter the drawing to win the new FastCat. Don't worry about delivery to the states, I have an EU citizensihp (Ireland) and would love to start my cruise (if I win) in the Netherlands.

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You can always come for a sail and I am sure we will have a good day

I will bring some beer

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Very funny Sullivan Submit my name for Gideon's drawing while you are at it.
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Very funny Sullivan Submit my name for Gideon's drawing while you are at it.
I will trow in an extra case of beer and you can both come for a sail
We have some good beers here in the Netherlands

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Compared to what the competition is offering and charging, that is very reasonable.

Do you have any of your boats in the US at this time? I'm going to do some boat shows this year starting with the Oakland show next month in my own neighborhood. I'm trying to find out which larger cats will be at which shows but that info does not seem to be easy to come by except on short notice. Are any of your boats going to be at any shows in the US this year? I would be willing to bet you could sell some if you could get one or two to a few shows.
Later this year I will pass thru the Caribbean area on my test sail with the FastCat 455 Green Motion doing the 30.000 NM test for this new system
I might hit Miami but will not be at the boat show since we are sold out for 2 years anyway . I can keep you informed and you can come and sail with us for a couple of days.
Another 455 will be in the Caribbean this winter with a very nice English couple on board and they will keep me posted on their plans a third one will probably join the ARC to St Lucia in Decemer
we much rather go sailing for a couple of days with clients better for us and the clients, the only way to find out if a boat is your boat.

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Great video, thanks. Although the forward helm looks like alot of fun on the Gunboats and Atlantics for the most part, it would seem to get a little hectic during the stormy stuff. Anyone here been on a forward helm when the rough stuff kicks up?
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Great video, thanks. Although the forward helm looks like alot of fun on the Gunboats and Atlantics for the most part, it would seem to get a little hectic during the stormy stuff. Anyone here been on a forward helm when the rough stuff kicks up?

After about 2 hours in a hectic storm at sea, I rather be reefed down and sitting behind the wheel inside the cabin with a good forward view......warm and dry. Forward cockpit or rear cockpit in a sailboat you are going to get wet and be miserable within a few hours in rough weather.







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