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Old 16-09-2011, 02:32   #1
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Which Multi ?

I am a long time mono sailor And have decided to go the multi road with my wife and 2 kids and a couple of medium sized dogs.

I live in new south wales Australia and will be doing weekend sailing, coastal and the annual month away.

I have looked at a lot of multis and just confused myself a lot.

By Multi standards I have a smaller budget of maybe $200k. I really don't want to go OS and buy a boat.

I have looked at Schioninng, sea wind 1000 and whitehaven.

With my budget and my desired usage, which boat would you buy? And why?

What are the top things to look at with a cat that might seem a little foreign to a mono veteran.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 16-09-2011, 04:46   #2
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If you don't go OS you won't get much for that much, perhaps a tired Seawind or a one-off balsa job home built.

Look up:
- Fountaine Pajot Antigua 37
- Fountaine Pajot Athena 38

These boats are great bang for buck and true offshore machines, check meercatcruising.com as an example.

If you buy something in Australia it is likely to depreciate whereas something imported will appreciate at first. There should be plenty of FP's in Asia which isn't far to travel.
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Old 16-09-2011, 04:49   #3
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You've seen the light welcome to the bright side of the road brother!
$200K would get you into a Seawind 1000 I don't think you could go wrong with one of these iconic boats.
Used to be good resale, outboards, robust well built fantastic factory support and the prices seemed to have softened a lot recently so when the market finally turns you'll have good capital in the boat.
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Old 16-09-2011, 04:52   #4
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If you don't go OS you won't get much for that much, perhaps a tired Seawind or a one-off balsa job home built.

Look up:
- Fountaine Pajot Antigua 37
- Fountaine Pajot Athena 38

These boats are great bang for buck and true offshore machines, check meercatcruising.com as an example.

If you buy something in Australia it is likely to depreciate whereas something imported will appreciate at first. There should be plenty of FP's in Asia which isn't far to travel.
I think it would be a challenge to get an Athena here for $200k, nice boats though.
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Re: Which Multi

Sounds like you need to do some research. There are several good books on Multi, and one is Chris White's. Another is dated, but full of useful information is Rod Gibbons.

I would think for $200k you could find a nice older cat, or take a cat coming out of charter. I've met several Aussies in Panama doing that. BEST WISHES on coming over to the dark side. There's no turning back once you do so........i2f
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http://au.yachtworld.com/core/listin..._id=75437&url=

On the iPad having trouble finding more Athenas.

Alternatively the Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35.
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I just bought a 2003 Gemini from Fiji, Will cost all up around $190.000-00 AUD

Couple of weeks and I will give you an exact amount,

After I have come through customs and They give me my bill for GST Etc,Etc,

Buying a Cat in OZ was just out of my reach, Financially,
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The sea wind 1000 does not have a door to the saloon, Its open,

Thats why I didnt buy one, You are open to the elements, And its too cold down here for that.
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These guys seem to manage okay

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These guys seem to manage okay

I am a Cantankerous old Fart that doesnt like the cold, But other than the door issue,

A Seawind is an exceptional boat, Just like the Gemini.
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Re: Which Multi

Thanks everyone.

A couple of reasons I can't do OS or increase the budget

Time

This is our first cat, we don't want to spend a fortune on her we want a simple boat, that we can learn on and enjoy before buying OS in 2-3 years and doing a slow slide home.

The wife doesn't want to

Thanks for all the info, I will let everyone know how we go.
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Build a Wharram in the Philippines. It would be new, inexpensive, and a heck of a sail home........i2f

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How about this one, Aus tax PAID and only a short trip down from Malaysia?

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Pretty impressive design and layout for a 20 year old cat, no wonder their new boats are so good now.
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Nice looking boat but what is with that grey carpet!

Every boat I look at is covered with the stuff!

Usually if you look behind it (when it is falling off etc) it seems to have been used to cover a mess?
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