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Old 15-08-2012, 10:15   #1
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Schionning Cats

Hello to all of you out there... ;-)

Maybe somebody can share his/her experience with Schionning catamarans. I'm considering a Wilderness 1500X. How does it compare to - say - a Catana 47 Ocean Class?

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Old 15-08-2012, 15:16   #2
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Re: Schionning Cats

Its a bit hard to compare an out of the box production boat to a home or custom build design. Just look at the specifications of the two and you should be able to guage the potential performance.
Schionnings are good designs, but the finish at the end of the day depends on who builds it.


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Old 15-08-2012, 15:25   #3
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Re: Schionning Cats

Welcome to the forum Pooh.

That is couple of nice cats you are considering.
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Re: Schionning Cats

Wow, first time I have looked at the Schionning site in a while -- he's been busy!

Have not run into any of these new designs on the water yet, but look interesting.
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Re: Schionning Cats

Depends on who builds them for sure as if you had Noosa or Stallion build it would be a world class boat, but almost as much as a Catana. It will be faster than the Catana as well. I have Met Jeff Schionning myself and can say it is a total standup guy. I have been on a Wilderness 1650 I believe, and it's massive. Really big. Like a Rancher house. You could honestly jog around the boat if you wanted to. The 1500 I saw was also try big and really as big as you need to go. It would be very easy to live on. It is a big big boat and quite light.
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