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Old 11-08-2016, 20:56   #1
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Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

I need a bed that allows access at least 3/4 up the sides. If we are to cruise full time this will be a need- not a want. The aft beds on the Leopard 44 only cut up the bed 1/4 of the way and wasn't enough access for us on our week trip. I can't imagine living full time that way. I would rather have a skinnier bed than a wall to wall queen bed.

This may seem like a poor way to eliminate boats to some and to you I say, congratulations on your healthy back!

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Old 11-08-2016, 22:56   #2
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

Looks like the FP Orana and Lagoon 420/421 are the closest
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Old 11-08-2016, 22:59   #3
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

Seawind 1160
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Old 11-08-2016, 23:34   #4
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

Gemini 105 MC has a queen bed and one full side of it is clear for its full length,

Its 34 foot long and 14 feet wide, The Cat,
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:49   #5
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

Have you looked at the Maincat 41? Very fast boat! Two queen beds easy to get into.tx
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Old 12-08-2016, 17:09   #6
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

Leopard 43 has two island berths forward.
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

Factor- I like the seawind, I never really considered a galley down But I like it. The births are quite elevated but I think it would work. The 1160 is now on "the list". If you are recommending this it must be a well built boat as well.

Mr B- If possible I want my better half to have easy access as well.

MajicDan- I bet it is fast! The open bridge deck is not for us though.


Thanks for all the ideas everyone!
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Leopard 43 has two island berths forward.

Thanks, its on the list now as well!

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Good luck, keep us advised ......
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Factor- I like the seawind, I never really considered a galley down But I like it. The births are quite elevated but I think it would work. The 1160 is now on "the list". If you are recommending this it must be a well built boat as well.

Mr B- If possible I want my better half to have easy access as well.

MajicDan- I bet it is fast! The open bridge deck is not for us though.


Thanks for all the ideas everyone!
I owned an 1160 for many years, a great boat but it does not have full island berths.
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Old 12-08-2016, 22:50   #11
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Thanks, its on the list now as well!

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Forward berths are nice at anchor. Offshore you'll be in saloon sleeping or the aft stateroom.

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I owned an 1160 for many years, a great boat but it does not have full island berths.
Port side is island stbd fore and aft and stbd aft cabin is fore and aft
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My wife actually prefers galley down as there is usually better storage and better bracing opportunities - but she also like a vew into the saloon to stay in touch.
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Re: Smallest catamaran with an island berth?

The 41ft Maincat has the galley down. Makes a huge salon up. Very fast boat. I chartered one out of Hopetown BA. I saw 15knotts in a 18 to 20 mph wind.
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