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Old 02-10-2009, 02:44   #16
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I would suggest that you look for a Prout Escale. These were produced with either a very large saloon, or with cabins and saloon area (+ the two aft double cabins). They will also be inside your price requirements.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:35   #17
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I prefer tri's over cats for reasons of windage and bridgedeck clearance. For room, performance and seawothiness I think Ed Horstman's Tristar trimarans were the best of the classic designs and leant themselves to less bastardization during construction than some of the others. Some were built in foam sandwich construction and would be a good choice. Good luck. Dave

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I'm really liking the looks of the wildcat 350. I've heard they have a few issues and the curved topside has its hazards but most seem to like what they have for the money. Anyone with actual experience with the wildcat?
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Old 07-10-2009, 18:44   #20
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I'd second Talbot, and add the footnote that the Prout Escale was adapted from the Prout Manta 38. Unfortunately, the only one on yachtworld right now is in France and a little pricy. You can see the size of the saloon in the pictures:

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We have friends with a similar layout, and it is great for parties. Be aware, though, that layouts vary boat to boat. Ours was owner-finished and has a smaller saloon.


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