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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 10-03-2007, 14:04   #31
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In no particular order......., but all custom made! 'Money being no object' makes this very fun....

71' Wormwood YachtWorld.com Boats and Yachts for Sale

Any Foileau design YachtWorld.com Boats and Yachts for Sale

FIOLEAU CATAMARAN SAIGA 1985 Boat For Sale

Most CSK designs cskcatamarans : C/S/K Catamarans
particularly Aikane, Seasmoke, and PattyCatII Proa File | C/S/K

The big Blubay's are really nice.......

What's Megamillions up to today?
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Old 10-03-2007, 14:51   #32
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Actually some of those prices are pretty decent. But I guess a 70' cat needs crew...not really for short handed sailing? Do I really want to have crew hanging around when I want to be with the one I love, and cruising to get away from people?

I see the owner of the Wormwood has a real knife-fetish!

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Old 10-03-2007, 17:17   #33
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One large boat pulled into Annapolis beside us crewed entirely by young beautiful Swedish women. I later asked them how they happened to be crew, he had brought his boat over to Sweden and advertised for crew. So, for some, crewed boats definitely has it's advantages!
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The kind with one hull.

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Old 11-03-2007, 03:11   #36
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The kind with one hull.
that when holed stays bottomed

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Question for Privilege owners

I see that Privilege is again leading in the poll. I would vote, but the problem is I have never seen a Privilege. How do they sell these boats when they are never at the boat shows. I am not opposed to crossing the pond to see one if they would tantalize my taste buds with at least a token showing. There was a 745 at the Annapolis show, not exactly what I had in mind and probably not a good representation of cats in the cruising range. I believe Catamaran Company has a 385 for sale, but it has never shown up at any of the boat shows either. You can always count on Cat Co to bring a fleet of Lagoons.

So the question remains, where does one go to see the Privilege range? In particular the 435 and the 495?

I am also curious about the (hope I have the right terminology) rostrum on the privilege. With all the talk about bridge deck clearance in cats does the rostrum cause any problems?
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Catamaran Co are the official agents for Privilege at the moment. They lost their agency a few years ago perhaps because they weren't putting in enough effort. Could go the same way again.

I think the real answer as to why you can't get to see them much in the U.S.A is the volume. Privilege can only make around 40 - 50 boats a year and they are nearly all built to customer order. So, there aren't many new boats available to do the rounds of the boat shows.

Your best bet is to get on a plane to the BVI and go and look at a 435/445 (same thing) 465/495 in one of the charter fleets. Alternatively go to the factory in Les Sables d'Olonne. Once you've been on a Privilege you won't consider any other cat... as long as you have the budget.

Bridge deck clearance.... Take a look underneath a Privilege and you see a beautiful piece of engineering. Most cats are flat underneath, the Privilege is full of curves that add strength and, so they say, turn over the waves to reduce slamming.

One final thing... The Priv 395 at catco is a nice example of the smallest boat in the Privilege range. But, it hasn't sold, probably because it is electric and everyone is put off by the Lagoon 420 problems.
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Thanks for the reply Jeannius. I think the BVI's might be my next trip.

They "say" it stops slamming. Does it do what they say it will do?
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Thanks for the reply Jeannius. I think the BVI's might be my next trip.

They "say" it stops slamming. Does it do what they say it will do?
I haven't sailed enough in other cats to be able to compare. What I can say is that I've spent several days beating to windward in lumpy seas without much more than the occasional slam happening. My feeling is that my Privilege 435 has almost twice as much bridge deck clearance as - for instance - the similar sized Voyage 440 so conditions can be much more extreme before slamming will occur.
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annapolis isn't a great example of multihulls for the boat show. I believe they do go to the Florida boat shows.
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Have you found the slanted windows/greenhouse effect to be much of an issue?

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Have you found the slanted windows/greenhouse effect to be much of an issue?

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Not usually as Privilege provide covers for the outside of the salon windows that cut out around 80% of the thermal energy while still allowing good visibility from the inside looking out.

However, when I got to Jeannius three weeks ago, the covers were nowhere to be found having been taken away to be used as a pattern for the other Priv 435 in the charter fleet whose owner had foolishly decided to economise and deleted the covers from the original spec. The air con definitely struggled to maintain a reasonable temperature during the middle of the day down in St Lucia.

A new set of covers will be arriving shortly!
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431 Catana. I would of bought one but, it was a little out of my budget. Have read alot of Cuiser Logs of people sailing them..... a nice looking Cat also.

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Window Covers

Mike,

What is the material used for the window covers and how are they fastened on?

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Not usually as Privilege provide covers for the outside of the salon windows that cut out around 80% of the thermal energy while still allowing good visibility from the inside looking out.

However, when I got to Jeannius three weeks ago, the covers were nowhere to be found having been taken away to be used as a pattern for the other Priv 435 in the charter fleet whose owner had foolishly decided to economise and deleted the covers from the original spec. The air con definitely struggled to maintain a reasonable temperature during the middle of the day down in St Lucia.

A new set of covers will be arriving shortly!
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