My Wife and I went to the 2015 Annapolis boat show
and loved the Maverick 440. The layout: it has the biggest kitchen for its size, and space for a washing
machine/dishware or what ever else you wanted. The owner's version also had the ability to sleep 8 (2 in the saloon). The saloon
area was bigger then most in its class. The outside was smaller then most in its class but had the tables that raised up into the roof to help with the smaller area. My wife loved the hammock on the back. I loved the big platforms on the back of the hulls. We felt that the FPs, Leopards and Lagoons steps were very steep and shallow vs the Maverick and Fusion's layouts.
The only downside (which isn't that big of a deal) is the Maverick didn't look as plush compared to the 3 bigger production boat and the Fusion. I Also love those beds that turn to the inside in the forward hulls ie like the Fusion and some of the older Leopards. Also love the Helia's sitting up top.
Now as you can tell we don't know much about Catamaran's or boats in general. But I have at least 5 yrs to learn and research
. We have done some Chartering to test the waters so to speak with more to come.
So to my questions: How is the Maverick as a sailing vessel compared to the Helia, Fusion or Leopards (older ones being that I don't think I am a fan of the leopards front porch). I am looking to sail around the east coast
of the US and the Caribbean
for a few yrs and then spend some time in Europe
and the Pacific. At the moment avoiding Africa
and the Middle East things change in the future. So I would like a boat that can sail well (balance between safety
and fast). How is the construction? I have done a search and found this thread which was concerning: Best cat for extended cruising
I was looking for a more focused thread on this boat being that there is no section for Mavericks. Hoping to hear from Maverick owner's as well as others. If there are Fusion owners I would love to hear from them also.
Any and all advice is welcome being we are just in the planning/research stages and are complete novices.