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View Poll Results: Which brand Cat would you buy?
Voyage 4 10.81%
Seawind 8 21.62%
Lagoon 12 32.43%
Leopard 13 35.14%
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:44   #16
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None on the list - I would get a Chris White Atlantic. These things get me going like no other cat out there.

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:51   #17
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Here is the Chris White Atlantic witzgall is talking about:
Chris White Designs Multihull Sailboats High Performance Cruising Yachts - Catamaran and Trimaran
I feel very privaged right now... I spent the night on "Kanina" ASA water sailing">Blue Water Sailing School w/ Capt. Alex Hill... we were morred up at Hope Harbor... and we were parked right next to this AWSOME LOOKING CAT!!!!! Look like a cat from a James Bond movie... you could go anywhere in world with it! A "Cat Submarine" is what I called it... asked a few... no one knew what it was... AND NOW I DO!
Thank you... truely!!!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:59   #18
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i wouldn't think it is cheaper to buy in europe, given the exchange rate situation.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:04   #19
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I checked seawind but if I had the cash you speak of.......I'd keep more than half and sail on a shuttleworth design rocketship!! somewhere on youtube is a short video of a tek50 pulling a waterskier.
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Old 04-05-2010, 15:03   #20
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$400K Multihulls

If I had $400K, I would purchase this boat:

2002 Gil's Catamarans Choy 47 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Otherwise, I'd look for an Outremer.
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Old 04-05-2010, 15:29   #21
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Rudy can get a lot of credit for reviving cats. CSK made some remarkable cats.......i2f
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With $400k, I'd build an Oram 48C, hire someone to do all the crappy jobs, and have $100k left over to go cruising.
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We're in the same boat

Mike, I see you're from Denver - me too... only CO not NC. We're also in the market for a cruising cat - only in the 41-49' range. You failed to specify if you will be chartering (which I assume based on the boats on your poll). Seawind was the only one of your choices which is not a fat-pig charter boat - i like their new 1250 model. Other than that, I suppose the Leoperd is the closest to workable.
If you're gonna chater then re-sell it - then name brand is important ... consider the others.
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FP Cats ?

I know they are not listed, but up against the likes of Seawind the new FP Lipari 41 or the Orana 44 are very comfortable and capable cruising cats. In my experience on both types the FP a more capable open ocean cruiser.

Cheers Gordon.
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If I had $400k to buy a cat, I would buy a really good monohull.
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yep - that helps answer the question doesn't it? Why oh why do people want to do this.
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Factor- What brand of engines are used in a Seawind?
Yanmar usually
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I know they are not listed, but up against the likes of Seawind the new FP Lipari 41 or the Orana 44 are very comfortable and capable cruising cats. In my experience on both types the FP a more capable open ocean cruiser.

Cheers Gordon.
I will check into those next. Thanks
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Yanmar usually
Just what I wanted to hear! Funny thing after my ASA school in the Bahamas I had learned alot. Especially about Yanmar. Came back home and was checking the oil in my John Deere Tractor... guess what motor they use... Yanmar! JD will run forever!
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yep - that helps answer the question doesn't it? Why oh why do people want to do this.
They just want to get in their digs! It's ok... I will be passing him someday... and I will make sure to wave as I go "bye-bye"! Ha!
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