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View Poll Results: Which type of catamarans would you choose, price not an object
Admiral 5 1.81%
BroadBlue 18 6.52%
Catana 62 22.46%
Dean 4 1.45%
Privilege 29 10.51%
Lagoon 55 19.93%
St Francis 25 9.06%
African Cats 24 8.70%
PDQ 26 9.42%
Voyage 9 3.26%
Manta 25 9.06%
Leapord 41 14.86%
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:23   #16
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I’ve always said that a boat makes a lousy “home”;
but if you have to “live” in one (as opposed to “cruising”),
the Endeavorcat 44 certainly approaches Condo’ accommodations.
Unfortunately, it also looks a bit like a condo’.
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:33   #17
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Your absolutely correct Gord, but I'm a monohuller.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:23   #18
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GUNBOAT 62!!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:39   #19
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Switch 51 by a mile

Check out a Switch 51 - true there are not too many of us out there (16 at last count) but they are sweet performing, weatherly, well built and beautiful boats. I might be a bit biased but......speed, seaworthyness and comfort at a (kinda) reasonable price.

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Old 08-03-2007, 11:53   #20
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You miss the best !

I'd choose Outremer 55 light !

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Old 08-03-2007, 12:47   #21
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cat choice

The Admiral has her eye on the PDQ44i and I think I could live with it as well - I love my PDQ32 so an extra 12 feet should hit the spot nicely while still being manageable for a couple.

Outremar or Dolphin both appeal from a performance standpoint.

The new models from Fontaine Pajot should be interesting to see when they arrive at this years shows. I always liked the look of the FP boats but did not find their interior layouts as appealing. I think they have fixed this with the new designs.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:49   #22
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If you want to go for pure indulgence rather than performance take a look at Yapluka. http://www.yapluka.fr/jeu-cadre-US.htm. A floating penthouse.
My personal choice would be another cat not even seen yet, the spec looks great, superb layout, cutting edge technology and I think it's going to be a flying machine too. Not sure if I want to be a Guinea pig though? http://www.catalibi.fr/main.html?gcl...FQyDEAodTD8wxA
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IMHO the PDQ has by far the highest quality build of those you mentioned. Charles Kanter went through one at the last boat show">annapolis boat show and was raving about how it had things that were terrific that "no other boat manufacturer is doing anymore", like the absolutely huge reserve bouyancy forward and aft behind complete water tight compartments. One of the only catamarans which to could withstand a breach below the waterline amidships and probably sink only a foot. Their sacrificial keel has already proven itself by an owner who got stranded on a reef, lost both keels, was able to float over in just a few inches of water and have no interior water penetration. Their galley is by far the best I've ever seen on any boat at any price and their storage is incredibly well thought out. I like this poll, broad blue and privilege are neck and neck for the lead and are both excellent boats.
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I agree with you, I'd love a PDQ, "if price were no object". Sadly, it is.

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Price being no object, I'd nip round the corner to Bob Oram's place and design a one-off with him. Maybe around 60' and weighing 6 or 7 tonnes.

Then get Streamline Catamarans to build it.
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if he could make his 60's look like the 44's id be in too
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Grainger Mystery Cove 42. Best looking cats seem to come from Oz.
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If you want to go for pure indulgence rather than performance take a look at Yapluka. Document sans nom. A floating penthouse.
My personal choice would be another cat not even seen yet, the spec looks great, superb layout, cutting edge technology and I think it's going to be a flying machine too. Not sure if I want to be a Guinea pig though? Alibi - Catamaran manufacturer - Constructeur de catamarans - Catalibi
I had the same thought looking at your links during times whenever I fly economy class, walking down the aisle past first and business: "I should've worked harder!"
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