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Old 10-12-2003, 12:00   #1
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Privilege 48' Comments? Input?

Hi All,

I'm in the market for a new boat, preferably a good cruising multihull, and I'm looking at a couple of different models. One of the ones I'm looking at that really catches my eye is a Privilege 482, built by Jeantot.

I'd love to hear any comments about this cat's performance, how it handles in ocean passages, speed, etc.

Any input, pro or con, is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2003, 03:00   #2
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The Privilege is certainly an “eye catching” multi-hull. The accommodations are HUGE (up to 5 Staterooms + Crew), and the appointments luxurious. They are heavy cat’s (about 25 K Lbs), with a deep draft (4.5 Ft.), so performance isn’t exactly stellar. I believe they are mostly built for the charter trade.

I’ve done some emergency service on the Privilege 42, and found the systems to be “adequately” designed and installed.
I might add that this particular 42 was for sale at $300K ( Reduced to sell ), and needed over $100 K of basic remedial work (no upgrades). I quoted $120K for the basics (expecting to 'top out' at over $150K), and was underbid at $80K for an undisclosed works proposal.

With a (more or less) Half Million US Dollar budget, for the 482, (likely much more by the time you're 'fitted out'), you could have almost anything you choose, and at that level of investment you need to really think about your selection criteria.
Perhaps you could describe your intentions and anticipated requirements.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:52   #3
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I was reading in the thread 'new v used' (or something like that). A chap trying to sell his fully sorted biggish 3 yr old cat at a good markdown and getting no offers.
For a first time buyer or new cruiser I'm doing second hand myself on the grounds selling it sooner or later won't loose me more than depreciation.
You'll also see some costs for prep'ing an as sold boat to go serious.
That sort of money also does the advanced Africat? with really good performance and a devoted builder. Search threads by 'Guideon' for how seriously this guy takes his boat building. It's very hard to admit you've bought the wrong boat once you've bought it new, and expensive to change it. Depreciation of 30 per cent in the first couple of years. Rent a big used boat for a month to see if it's right for you. If you like it you'll know what you want to change and can get proper quotes to persanalise it around you're requirements. There's some good labour on these threads too.
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What kind of budget do you have? There are some very nice boats for over a million USD.

If you are looking for a little lighter and faster yet still very well appointed have a look at the Catana's. They are also well designed boats and proven cruisers.

Although excellent designs, there is quite a backlog for some of the more customized South African built catamarans. Hopefully they will be ramping up their production facilities.
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Here are some demo boats the dealer is selling, the first one has English specs the rest is in German. The second one is absolutly loaded.

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Hi All,

I'm in the market for a new boat, preferably a good cruising multihull, and I'm looking at a couple of different models. One of the ones I'm looking at that really catches my eye is a Privilege 482, built by Jeantot.

I'd love to hear any comments about this cat's performance, how it handles in ocean passages, speed, etc.

Any input, pro or con, is appreciated.

Thanks!
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