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Old 03-04-2014, 16:59   #16
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Re: Is this progress?

I went to the Leopard site.
Our Catamarans | Leopard Catamarans US
All the specs have the same metric/standard error. That's 6 meters draft and 61730 kg displacement. Leopard 58 | Leopard Catamarans US
But that's not bad for a cat that is 57 m 7 cm long.
All the boat specs are similarly screwed up.
But here's their vid and those doors up front are hinged and not sliders.
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Old 03-04-2014, 17:27   #17
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I went to the Leopard site.
Our Catamarans | Leopard Catamarans US
All the specs have the same metric/standard error. That's 6 meters draft and 61730 kg displacement. Leopard 58 | Leopard Catamarans US
But that's not bad for a cat that is 57 m 7 cm long.
All the boat specs are similarly screwed up.
But here's their vid and those doors up front are hinged and not sliders.


Ok, the numbers are correct, but the unit labels never got changed.

This "5800" is a LWL of 54 feet. That's 6 feet longer than my boat at the waterline.

This "5800" is a 27 ft beam. Only 2 feet wider.

This "5800" has a displacement of 61,000 lbs. Mine displaces 20,000 if you mess up bad.

No wonder it only does 10 knots on occasion. lol

With 75hp engines (mine are 30hp), this is just a powerboat with some sails to play with.
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Old 16-04-2014, 09:07   #18
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As said before made for charter. It's like saying when the Morgan OutIsland 41 came out saying monohull design was going backwards. The Morgan was designed for charter and is supposed to be the highest run of large boats made at over 1,000. Shallow draft for the Bahamas, lots of cabin space and separate private cabins. Sailed a friend's OI 41 a bit, and could never come to love it. Don't like the way it sails or the way it looks.
O/I's don't really sail - they are too wide - more like condos than sailboats IMHO
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All the specs have the same metric/standard error. That's 6 meters draft
Draft : 1 m. 83 cm
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Re: Is this progress?

SMJ, I would agree that the design is a bit frightening - although no doubt perfect for the Charter market with anticipated use only on short jaunts in relatively protected waters by customers who could care less about performance. Put another way, performance and offshore safety were obviously not part of the design brief. The weight of the flying bridge accomodation (corian counters and refrigeration up that high!!!!) must lead to a very high Cg - hardly the best idea for stability on a catamaran. Others have already pointed out the fat hulls, large forward glass doors, relatively low bridgdeck clearance, etc.

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