Originally Posted by mamo
Pacificbliss owner are here in Turkey
right now and I touched them but they want to sell her in September after finishing their trip where they started..I think she must be very tired also..I dont want to wait that much..I have tried to make this decision for five years and this summer I want to sailaway
I will be waiting for your report impatiently
I am not sure whether you have done enough yr home work before choosing which cat to go with or not..
Speed is one of the criteria (it may be #1 on yr list) but there are many others, ie. space, comfort,second hand price, servicing in Turkey
or abroad, overall reliability
of the boat and the rigging
This will all depend on where and how you want to sail..
If speed comes first for you, Catana surely is not the way to go.. Fastcat
would easily beat her in this respect for about the same price.. The second hand of value of Catana, however, would be better than Fastcat
and probably be easier to sell.. In terms of volume per feet Lagoons and FP's would be much better..
In short, there are no absolute wrong or rights. Everyone has its own priorities / tastes adn budget
. That's why we have so many different boats and brands around.. The important is to get the right one for you. If you are planning to make the coastal sailing between Gocek and Bodrum, you'd better go for Lagoon and FP's. Yr friends, yr guests and specifically yr wife will be much better impressed..
If you want to circumnavigate, then you should give a second thought..There are many people who believes that Lagoons and FP' are "lightly" built for that purpose. (I tend to disagree since I've ordered an Orana
44 and planning a circumnavigation
in 2 to 3 years after some upgrades on the boat)
A final note.. As someone has already mentioned, there is huge price difference between a factory price and loaded prices. In most of the cases, even some basics are not included in the ex factory prices. You can easily spend USD 50 K for a decent upgrade, without even talking about heating
, A/C, radar
NB. I am too living in Istanbul
. If you send to me a personal mail, we can further chat about..