can't specifically comment on the 43 but I do own an owners version 44 that I have now sailed for 3 seasons and I absolutely love the boat. Do sail with a screecher and asym as well as folding props.
Boat points well, it is fast and now and then some wave slap but no big thing, It's a catamaran and they all do it.
Never experienced any wave slap at anchor
but if I did I would probably move the hell out of there.
Voyage builds a very strong boat that is very easy to care for. Mostly my pleasure comes from actually sailing and satisfied that it is above all a sailboat and not a floating condominium as so many of other boats on the market.
It lacks the wood trim below that others have but I don't need that and it is not even a factor in my opinion.
I have sailed this boat down the Island chain, then to South America
and now I am in the western Caribbean
. I come from a racing
background with years in numerous one designs and ocean racers but my criteria for a performance boat has been quite satisfied with the Voyage 44. I do not need to go any faster in my cruising mode than what the 44 will do. We sailed from St. Lucia to Los Roques in typical trade
winds making over 200 miles a day. We took a reef in the main at night with just the jib
then flew the Asym during daylight, so we were not trying to break any records.
As far as price
goes you are on your own there but you should be able to get a good deal because the last time I looked it was still a buyer's market and I don't think it will be getting better anytime soon.
Finally I would certainly echo the above comments and definitely charter
one prior to buying
. It will be money
well spent and the guys in Sopers Hole are great and will be happy to talk about their product. If you need any other information don't hesitate to email
me directly and I will tell you what I have learned.