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Old 07-11-2015, 19:53   #16
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Re: How does the new Outremer steering system work?

Originally Posted by Symphony View Post
if you are paying for a steering station you might as well as have the controls. could be nice to dock from the extreme position of the tillers. Besides, my first two boats had a tiller with engine controls. :-)

I think anyone looking at a Outremer 50 is looking for sailing performance, which you can expect without a tiller. $1,000 for tiller upgrade is one thing, but 10,000 Euros sounds like a poor value. Thanks for sharing your experience, Yeloya.
The orientation of the chairs would not really allow you too see when coming to a dock. Unlike the Catana with out board steering where you sit a a console , the seats on the Outremer are for sailing Only. Once you start to get into the numbers that Outremers can command.I m not sure that 10,000 more is going to make a big difference to the purchasers

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Old 08-11-2015, 13:44   #17
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Re: How does the new Outremer steering system work?

Originally Posted by yeloya View Post
I had a chance to sail the O51 extensively this summer. The boat has a tiller (you pay circa 10.000 euro for this option) but has cancelled and don't use it anymore. (I didn't tgry it but he says that under spinneaker it's impossible to use it as the spi line is jamming with the tiller. At helm station there is a small lever that engage / disengage the tiller. To me it's a marketing gimmick that is not worth 10.000 euros IMHO..
The boat is a real fun to sail, she is extremely sensitive to trim, very responsive and fast.. A very well equiped boat will cost around 850-900.000 euros (just the rotative carbon mast is 98.000 euros).
To compare, at this price you can buy a Lagoon 52 (a bit stripped version) or Catana 47 carbon or a FP 50 at 700.000 euros.
We hauled out the Outremer for wintering and working on it. Overall, it's avery well made, light and rigid boat. One can see easily that all the effort has been made for better sailing (the best available winches, blocks, stoppers, lines, etc. in the market..) whereas you obviously lack the luxury and space that you get on many other catamarans.



Does that imply that you swap from Catana to Outremer for our ''on the bucket list" adventure !!


A rotating mast is only efficient going to windward so we do not really need one.

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