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Old 10-12-2012, 02:47   #31
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

Originally Posted by ArtM View Post
Honestly, I'm not sure that multihulls do cost more - not for similar sized boats of similar style and quality.

If there is a big variance, I think it's mostly a temporary one that is related to the increasing interest in multihulls, perhaps contributing to an increasing glut of monohulls.

However, I think the excessively rapid growth of the charter fleets is going to quickly reverse any such inequity.
Yes, for the record, multis do not cost more than monos of similar volume and quality. You can't compare them foot for foot of LOA. Cats are two skinnier hulls side by side; monos one fatter one, so it is a fallacy to compare a 40' cat with a 40' mono -- the cat's actually got 80' of hulls, just skinnier. So an average 40' or 42' cat is similar to a 50' mono in volume, and the cost is similar if you compare same level of quality.

So if you like cats, don't let perceived cost stop you.

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