Originally Posted by namdes
Would like to hear some opinions on the 38ft Maxim catamarans , don't fund to much info on them.
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Maxim yachts were based in Durban, South Africa
but have since closed down. The 38' Maxim catamaran
is a Alexander Simonis (www.simonis-voogd.com
) design. I visited their factory around 2004, met the company owner who spend a number of hours taking us through the first 38' catamaran
they were building. I was highly impressed with what they were doing and the quality and manufacturing standards surpassed all the other boatyards
I visited at the time. Unfortunately, the Maxim 38 was too small for our requirements.
They manufactured a number of Maxim 38's over a 2/3 year period and then closed down. With stiff competition and cheaper alternatives, I suspect that the money
they were putting into their yachts was difficult to recoup.