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Old 22-07-2013, 09:24   #1
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Prout Manta vs Escale

What are the major differences between these two Cats?
Anyone have experience of the pro's and con's of either?
I had read about the one Prout escale with problems but seemed to be isolated to that one boat?

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Old 22-07-2013, 17:13   #2
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Not sure if this is right but the Manta is a 38' boat not built by Prout and the Escale is a 39' built by Prout. Just to clarify, when I say Manta I'm not talking about the cat that was built in Florida but the 38' cat designed by Prout.
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Old 22-07-2013, 17:45   #3
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I own an Escale. I am a retired yacht broker who may have sold a hundred different models in my career. I bought the Escale t(his year ) for one reason: The layout of the cockpit and the living areas are brilliant. I particularly love the mast position, at the leading edge of the cockpit. Reefing this boat is easier and safer than any I've sailed. If I had to choose secondary reasons they would include visibility, ventilation, and quality of construction. Add them altogether and it's the safest (but not fastest) vessel I've ever been aboard.
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Old 22-07-2013, 20:59   #4
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Re: Prout Manta vs Escale

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Not sure if this is right but the Manta is a 38' boat not built by Prout and the Escale is a 39' built by Prout. Just to clarify, when I say Manta I'm not talking about the cat that was built in Florida but the 38' cat designed by Prout.
The Prout Manta 38 I thought was made in SA to PRout specs, not sure though, want to know whats different in bridge deck clearance, ride, etc
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