Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-06-2010, 13:48   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missou View Post
We have personally been looking at both the Antares and the Privilege cats. We have 3 daughters between the ages of 17 and 21 and would like to invite them all at the same time on our cat once in a while. For that reason, we are more interested by the Privilege since it comes standard with a 4 cabins configuration. They even have one that is 29,95 meters long or a little more than 100 feet long!! Their smallest is 13.45 meters long, that is perfect for me.
I've never been on a Privilege, but everything I've read/heard has been positive. In his book, Gregor Tarjan says the bridgedeck clearance might be a problem, but I'd listen to owners on that one, as well. They keep their value very well, too. In my online searches, I've come across some well-equipped ones from the 1990s that are becoming very affordable (relatively speaking).

As far as the Antares is concerned, I found this comparison of similar sized cats here:

Antares Yachts - construction comparisons
__________________

__________________
axel&andie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2010, 14:08   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,138
I think your wife has the right idea, go for the Fleming. They have a very distinctive look and they are beautiful. If you like sailing take a Laser with you, but for comfort, the Fleming any day! I'm sure most of the sailboats will take you out for a sail too, just invite them for cocktails and send them home with a bag of ice from the icemaker. Lot more motor yachts this size turning up in the Bahamas.
__________________

__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 20:38   #18
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
What is your budget?
Check with forum member "Full Sail". He is doing exactly what you are looking at. He has a Bahia 46
__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 20:58   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8
I don't have a firm budget but it will be relative to the boats where looking at. After sailing with the wife today it's really looking like we are going to end up with the Fleming or a place in the Keys. I'm hoping she has a good experience on a charter we are planning this winter but in the grand scale of things I'll be happy in whatever we end up in. I still have my Tartan and she's more than capable of taking me anywhere I want to go.
__________________
Jahmi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 07:50   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahmi View Post
I don't have a firm budget but it will be relative to the boats where looking at. After sailing with the wife today it's really looking like we are going to end up with the Fleming or a place in the Keys. I'm hoping she has a good experience on a charter we are planning this winter but in the grand scale of things I'll be happy in whatever we end up in. I still have my Tartan and she's more than capable of taking me anywhere I want to go.
What size sailboat did you and your wfie sail on that she was unhappy? What didn't your wife like about it? Are you chartering the Lagoon 57 in the winter?
__________________
Steve Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 14:08   #21
Registered User
 
category4jay's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arizona...for now :)
Boat: 50' Cat (someday) ok maybe 45' Cat
Posts: 418
Images: 6
Dont give up on the Cat idea just yet. Grab some friends and charter a Privelege 745 or similar sized luxury cat and see how that goes. But if a motor yacht is in order check this world cruiser out.
http://www.seatonyachts.com/80expedition.html
FYI I am not associated in any way with any manufacturer. I just like what I see in these yachts. Good Luck.
__________________
Pura Vida on the Horizon
category4jay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 14:14   #22
Registered User
 
category4jay's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arizona...for now :)
Boat: 50' Cat (someday) ok maybe 45' Cat
Posts: 418
Images: 6
Missou,
I went to the antares and privelege websites and could not find anything longer than 75 feet. Where did you see a 29.95M yacht? Thanks.
__________________
Pura Vida on the Horizon
category4jay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 22:06   #23
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
I don't know. I looked at those Flemings and they are kick butt boats. If they are actually in as nice condition as the pictures show, I'd be tempted.
__________________

__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Little Boats Greenman Monohull Sailboats 13 11-01-2010 19:13
What Do You Think About These Boats? jay80424 Monohull Sailboats 3 28-08-2009 13:27
Four Boats Curmudgeon Monohull Sailboats 53 26-08-2008 21:10
Any of these boats you DON'T Like? chuckiebits Monohull Sailboats 11 24-08-2005 05:31



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.