Originally Posted by 805gregg
Catana or Outreamer
I charted a 42' Catana
in the south Pacific
... I was very disappointing by the poor performance. Frankly, it was a slug.
I charted a 46' Bahia
in the south pacific
and it was so much faster than the Catana, and it has fixed keels whereas the Catana had dagger boards
, so I was very surprised.
A Catana sales rep said that the 50' is also a slug because it is overweight for its length. They apparently replaced it with the 55' to resolve the issue. I Have always wanted to try a 47' Catana...but I don't like the helm
position and I don't hold out a lot of hope that it will be a fast boat.
There was a 46' Bahia
advertised some where in Latin America many, many months back. The owners had removed the sail drives, and put two fixed outboards on the back. They had sculptured the fiberglass
to accommodate the outboards and it was really a first rate job.