You are very welcome for the information, I should have added this also after thinking about my history
: All boats are a compromise, Cats sometimes double that idea. Determine your main purpose, ie. Floating home (SS Never sails), occasional harbor cruiser, or flat out globe hopper.....it makes a huge difference with Cats. On Price
; think about this,
I purchased a mono hull
15 years ago at 53k...refit and rebuilt most all that was essential, I thought that I was getting a bargain, but when I added up just the cost of gear
, sail, parts
and supplies...it exceeded the 115k price
of the same model and year boat that was in far superior condition to start with. Of course I Love working on boats, but I also need to make a living too.
Last year I was looking at moving into a larger Catamaran
, one was listed at 89k, same/same except condition, another was 139k. Once I got over my Love at first sight, carefully looked over the condition of both (with experience behind me) and added up the numbers, the 139K Cat was a far better deal, just on the expected savings of refit
.(never mind labor) Its possible to find a solid boat and work it out to be what you really want, but do your research
first, everything you can learn before hand will help you to be happy with your final choice. Be patient the perfect boat will wander into your sight, but you must know what she will look like. Good luck!