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Old 25-08-2014, 06:21   #16
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Re: What Cat you would Buy?

With 200k, you could get an older catalac for 50k and have 30k/yr to live on for 5 yrs. Very doable.
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Old 27-08-2014, 12:10   #17
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Re: What Cat you would Buy?

To do a 5 year circumnavigation think around 24k per year minimum for just cruising expenses. So that would mean you should subtract 100k from the cruising budget from any choice.

OK, that settled,

- 200000 only have 100k for a boat, maybe an old Prout snowgoose, or Whirram, catalac, old lagoon TPI. The problem here is you need tankage for a boat, and catamarans really need to be above 38 - 40 ft to have the tankage for longer trips across the atlantic. It may make more sense to get an older monohull than a cat at this price range. If you have time instead of money, then The Arrow 1200

- 400000 300k for boat, look towards St Francis 44 (maybe best value for money), older Lagoon 410, older Privilege 42, Prout 45 would be a great choice. 30k per year budget.
- 600000 Ok, now we're really talking. New style Leapord 44 may have most comfort at anchor for a relatively new boat. Also you could be looking at a PDQ 42, a nice lagoon 44, a nice later model FP, St Francis 50 for very nice comfort and speed with rougher finish. 45k per year budget.
- 800000 Leapord 48 again great for comfort at anchor, FP 48 would be wonderful and faster, Catana and Outremer would be another step up for speed but less space below. 60k per year budget.
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Just a topic with nothing to do with reality but what cat would you buy if idea would be circumnavigating for 5 years and you would have:
- 200000
- 400000
- 600000
- 800000
- 1000000

So which boat and how big partition you would spend on a boat and how much money you would spare for the trip?

I'm pretty sure that with 200000 it would be pretty impossible to sail for 5 years but you are the experts, not me


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Chris White Atlantic or Outremer.


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+1 on the Chris White especially the new Mast foil 47 which is right at $1mil. These cats are made in Chile which has a fair trade agreement with Oz so no import taxes.

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Any news on why one of them dismasted on the west coast (or was it Baja?) this summer?
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Any news on why one of them dismasted on the west coast (or was it Baja?) this summer?
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(tangent comment) .... along the philosophy of "Tiny Houses"; what would the opinion of the experienced Cat' owners as recommendation for the smallest Cat' (considering: cost, maintenance, safety, performance, etc.) for a Caribbean Islands live aboard? .... any comments on the Geminis?
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(tangent comment) .... along the philosophy of "Tiny Houses"; what would the opinion of the experienced Cat' owners as recommendation for the smallest Cat' (considering: cost, maintenance, safety, performance, etc.) for a Caribbean Islands live aboard? .... any comments on the Geminis?
30-35' is a very comforable size (A gemini has been our primary home since 2007). Big enough to be comfortable but small enough for two to handle without difficulty.

For cruising the caribean, it's rarely more than an overnight passage, so you should be able to pick weather windows negating the need for a tank that can handle anything (not that any boat can handle anything or that most of the coastal cruisers can't handle more than you can)
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This is what she wants and i want to go sailing..
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This is what she wants and i want to go sailing..

Likewise. Our cat dreams began at Strictly Sail Mia two years ago when we boarded the Leapord 39 and took a seat on the salon cabin top. It was a magic moment when the world suddenly stopped and we experienced the stable, semi private, secure & capable sailing platform that is unlike any mono hull.

Since then we examined designs above and below, older and newer. I plan to make final judgement at Annapolis on the Legacy in a few weeks. Size issues, particularly bridge deck clearance for the high price point is a definite weakness in the Marlowe Hunter Gemini marketing strategy that tears down value. FP Mahe 36 is a serious contender but would have to be an Evolution. Lagoon 39 is a dream but supply demand in the next two years will not bring that boat down much from almost a half million.
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