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Old 20-12-2012, 23:03   #16
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Re: Narrowing Cat Field

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We looked for 4 yrs, my heart was set on a privilege, traveled to Florida to see one. Very disappointed. The front master u need to be 4 ft. Tall. Could not find chartering unless in iEurope, chartered in Bvi's thru moorings- fantastic- hear sunsail is great with the flotilla, best of luck it's all about compromise we bought a leopard for comfort, safety and reliability 46 in Florida now

I'm now in my 2nd year of doing research on which cat to get. This will be my first cruising cat (having had Hobie cats in th past). I sold my monohaul nearly two years ago. I'm itching to get back into yacht ownership. It looks like you have experienced the same dissapointments and frustrations that I'm going through now.

But I'm sure it's well worth the wait. Congratulations again.
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Old 29-12-2012, 13:19   #17
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Re: Narrowing Cat Field

Bill, I highly recommend chartering your finalists. A week on board will reveal what you can and cannot live with. Your list sounds very close to mine. I found the easy place to "test drive" the Catana and Privilege is Guadeloupe.

Take two weeks and charter them each a week. As a bonus you will likely get to go aboard a host of variations at their charter docks: Location de voilier aux Antilles : avec Antilles Sail, louez votre catamaran ou monocoque avec ou sans skipper au départ de la Guadeloupe for Privilege 495 and Outremer 49; Luxury Yacht Charter, Sailboats for Charter or Rent, Dream Yacht Charter for Cantana 47 & 50. Both companies are in the Bas du Fort Marina, walk off one and on to the next.
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Old 30-12-2012, 05:27   #18
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as far as a "buyer's Broker" can not say enough about Phil Berman. Great guy and will cover your butt and save you money President - Phillip Berman
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