Originally Posted by smj
Outremer 51, lighter and probably much faster.
Thanks for the kind response, As a newbie and in our limited opinion the Outremer
51 seems to be a great looking, terrific boat that keeps performance in the forefront of it's design and construction. Even more so than the Knysna 500. While the Outremer is extremely accomodating and very well appointed, the trade
offs that we seem to have with dagger board construction is that we like the benefits of the shallower draft
, and better performance characteristics. Yet we seem to find merit in some issues I have read regarding dagger board rattle, space loss to forego the pocket space required, lifting and lower mechanism (block & tackle) maintenance
, high cost of repair if the unfortunate occurance of impact.
Somewhat unrelated. The wife fell in love with a Majestic 530 built by Royal Cape Catamarans that was also at the Miami
show. For the exceptionally great price
of the Majestic 530 offered compared to the significantly higher price
of a Lagoon
520 or a Saba
50 it is a fantastic deal if the bigger heavier catamarans are in your future The Majestic 530 had unmatched quality and workmanship and the highest and most luxurious features of all of them. Please note that Majestic 530 is equipped with bow thrusters and twin 75 Yanmars to properly accomodate it's size and weight. Gorgeous boat !!
Yet we plan on sailing more than just the Carribean and are looking for that special boat that has the features but doesn't give up that get up and go. Please keep the ideas regarding alternate makes and models coming. Greatly appreciated.