Originally Posted by Bigted
Has anybody regretted buying
a 9-11m powered catamaran
What traps are there to look out for when selecting?
Alloy or fibreglass?
Inboard or outboard
Just dreaming of what to buy next...
I can not provide any advice on a 9 to 11 meter catamaran. My current
sailing catamaran is 18 meters. My catamaran is an incredible boat
, love her to pieces. She is easy to move. Sometimes it is hard to find marina slips, because she's a it wide.
As for alloy (metal/aluminum) vs fiberglass
is one probably a preference. Personally, if I was cruising in waters with logs
and debris in the water
, I'd prefer a allow hull
-- rather would like dents than cracks.
Inboard vs outboard. I know nothing about outboards. Our Volvo Penta
D3-110 engines (inboard) have been amazing. Reliable. Easy to maintain. Quiet. Enough power. 1.5 gallons/hour per engine
cruising at 6-7 knots.