Originally Posted by Michelhhhebert
I have to agree that a cat for 100k would most likely be fraught with problems and not be in the range and possibilties of what a cat can provide, sometimes it is worth spending a little more and get some money
back with the re-sale value. Also the cruising grounds have an impact, sailing in the Bahamas
a cat is fantastic other areas might not have such a big impact, or even a negative one with a cat in that price range. How about an IP 35 Cat? The Geminis would also be a choice. But in the 100k range the monos offer more choices.
Im sorry not normally slamming people but nearly every point you have made is just wrong.... Our 32ft cat has 3 private berths. 1 king sized bed, 1 queen,1 double. Plus the salon
/settee that could sleep people. Galley
up twin diesels ac great tankage and can smoke most cruising mono w ease. Im guessing you need a 42-44mono at least to match the living accommodations. Can you find that in a decent under 100k mono in that range? Also contrary to what you express less expensive boats seem to sell faster / easier to sell than more expensive. For most we spend 75% of the time at anchor
im not sure where at anchor
a cat is a negative compared to a mono. IP cats are barges with poor performance and plagued with structural issues. Ive seen 3 with mast compression
issues and others with more serious damage from being on the hard
. Though spacious They are too heavy and poorly designed imho. I do agree that Gems are a good value amd they are rapidly dropping inprice making them a better option for many.