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Old 25-04-2018, 18:48   #16
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Re: Catamarans with Big Outboard Motors

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Brian Perry on the Gold Coast in Australia builds sailing catamarans.....and power catamarans......Perry 43......and Perry 57.......also several catamaran motor sailers....65' and 67'........with twin 450HP engines........25 knots.......lovely.
OP wans to spend $150,000 not $1.5 million.
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Just my opinion, yet to be proven...

As has been said above, I don't think you are going to achieve those speeds with a party boat but you could do it with a lightweight racer. When I wanted advice on my boat from the manufacturer, Schionning told me the story of one guy with a boat like mine made 16kn with 2 X 60hp outboards but it sat low at the back, pushing too much water up front.
If it's cheap and fast, don't expect much in the way of accommodations.

If you throw a lot of money at it you can have fast with decent accommodations.

At $150k, the OP can afford a light weight stripped out go fast but he'll have to pitch a tent on deck for accommodation.
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Quick google says its going to be very second hand or the best part of $500k new.
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If it's cheap and fast, don't expect much in the way of accommodations.

If you throw a lot of money at it you can have fast with decent accommodations.

At $150k, the OP can afford a light weight stripped out go fast but he'll have to pitch a tent on deck for accommodation.
Some tents can withstand galeforce winds, 5m of water, and meters of snow on top, so will probably be safer than or at least more weatherproof than a standard cabin provided you can secure it well.
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Some tents can withstand galeforce winds, 5m of water, and meters of snow on top, so will probably be safer than or at least more weatherproof than a standard cabin provided you can secure it well.
Show me the tend that can take a direct hit from a 5m wave...but even if it could, you are still living in a tent.
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