I have an outremer
45 and the construction is bullet-proof. We have had her out in very severe racing
conditions and without taking any risk or being imprudent beat all the multihulls, many of whom retired. We felt completely solid and safe. The monolithic fibreglass construction is much more durable, impact resistant and easier to repair
than the composite construction of the Catana; although I am sure better now, many years ago there were some reports of delamination
. The Outremer
accommodation is basic but EXTREMELY durable and comfortable and after 5 seasons, looks like new. On the other hand the catana weight saves in the hulls, with the ability to take a more elaborate interior
fitout, which I suspect will tire a bit more easily. Either yacht will be fabulous; stop worrying, buy one or the other and get out sailing.