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Old 18-11-2005, 07:13   #1
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Moorings out of charter - experiences?

Anyone buy one of the Robertson Caine cats out of charter? What have you experienced? What kind of condition was the cat?
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:50   #2
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I didnít buy one personally, but met a cruiser in George Town last March or April who was starting a circumnavigation in one. I was aboard several times and spoke to him at some length.

While my visits were certainly no survey, the boat appeared to be in good shape. He had a survey done before purchasing and found nothing major. Rigging and hull all sound. He was still happy with his purchase after several months of ownership.
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do the math

When we decided to purchase a catamaran looked at used, charter, and new. Take a careful look at the costs of recommisioning an excharter boat for crusiing. Charter boats have a rough life. I was amazed at the beating they take day in and out while we were in the Tobago keys watching them come and go.

Though the moorings/leopard and others cats are of good quality if the price is right the upfront purchase may be lower the short and long term cost not to mention the trouble caqn bring it it to a cost of a new one.

We looked and did the math and decided to buy new. Bigger bite up front but after a few years we are not already replacing items that have had a rough life. Our friends on Trio at 43 Katana have inside the firest year replaced and engine and a drive leg. Ouch. They paid a preimium because it was a katana. It still is pretty beat.

I am not recommending buying a new boat just look and fully understand all of the hidden costs.
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