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Old 17-07-2017, 14:45   #106
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Re: Nautitech Open 46

Here is a link to the video I promised to put up a few months ago from our 7 day charter of an Open 46 out of Croatia this past May.



You can see my notes here in this thread (Post 72). Also here is a warning that I put in the description of the video in youtube: WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO UNLESS YOU ARE SERIOUSLY SHOPPING FOR A NAUTITECH OPEN 46. This is a really long and boring video that only someone who is serious about purchasing a catamaran will get any value out of.

I suck at videos so don't give me any grief over the production quality. But I feel the information will be helpful for anyone considering the Nautitech.

I also want to report that I have been in touch with 2 current owners, 1 reporting very good things about his boat and 1 who is having some serious issues. Again, repeating what I said in my review notes and in the video, I believe that the Nautitech factory is having some QC issues based on what I experienced and what I am hearing from owners. I would love to hear from other owners on what their experience has been.

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Old 17-07-2017, 16:45   #107
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Outstanding job Gary, I was considering this cat but was concerned about quality of construction. You put a lot of effort into that video. Very comprehensive!

But I think for the money, it's going to be tough to beat the ITA...

Thanks for doing this!


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thank you for your excellent job Gary; perhaps unsurprisingly, Nautitech's factory seemed less organized than FP's.
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This is such a fantastic review. Most reviews seem like video brochures. Every boat has plusses and minuses. Nice to watch something where I get a sense of the realities of the boat. Even in areas where I disagreed with you (the exposed helms are an absolute dealbreaker for me for bluewater cruising), you presented the pros and cons fairly and lucidly. I wish Leopard, FP, and Lagoon would sponsor you to review their mid-40 lines.
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Re: Nautitech Open 46

I agree with Thalas, great review. Also agree with him re the helm position for 'open blue water passage' Having endured a two and half day passage between the East Coast Australia across to Lord Howe Island on a Catana 47 with exposed helms, never again. Great for coastal and flat water passage but not an experience you would share with your family out in the open 24/7 for days on end in rough conditions. The Open 46 though has many great features and overall an impressive cruising cat.
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This is such a fantastic review. Most reviews seem like video brochures. Every boat has plusses and minuses. Nice to watch something where I get a sense of the realities of the boat. Even in areas where I disagreed with you (the exposed helms are an absolute dealbreaker for me for bluewater cruising), you presented the pros and cons fairly and lucidly. I wish Leopard, FP, and Lagoon would sponsor you to review their mid-40 lines.
Thanks for the great feedback, glad this was helpful

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I agree with Thalas, great review. Also agree with him re the helm position for 'open blue water passage' Having endured a two and half day passage between the East Coast Australia across to Lord Howe Island on a Catana 47 with exposed helms, never again. Great for coastal and flat water passage but not an experience you would share with your family out in the open 24/7 for days on end in rough conditions. The Open 46 though has many great features and overall an impressive cruising cat.
Exposed helm stations of Catana and Nautitech have been discussed several times. I sailed a Catana 47 from Montenegro to Turkey in 5 days non stop and had up to 40 kts in the south of Mikanos. We had a repetitor chart plotter and the A/P in the saloon as well and had absolutely no problem. The real problem of this helm position is not being exposed, but the poor visibility..I am 1m83 and it's imposssible to see the opposite bow corner which is a real issue when you sail in crowded seas..

Regarding the quality issues; I am not surprised; the marriage of a niche performance cruising catamaran making french company with a large scale monohull maker german company couldn't have gone any better.
I believe they will overcome these problems over time..

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Regarding the quality issues; I am not surprised; the marriage of a niche performance cruising catamaran making french company with a large scale monohull maker german company couldn't have gone any better.

And it just happened again with privilege + Hanse
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And it just happened again with privilege + Hanse
This will be even more difficult, I see more dissimilarities than synergy..
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Hello,
My family and I are interested in purchasing the open 46
I would be happy to receive feedback from you on each of the topics
Thank you all for your help
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Re: Nautitech Open 46

This is how they make money - sell you an empty hull and charge you "an arm and a leg" for everything.

I liked "twin electric throttle posts" for EUR9,000!
Made of gold and platinum?
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This doesn't show commissioning or delivery fees. What was the total cost?
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This is how they make money - sell you an empty hull and charge you "an arm and a leg" for everything.

I liked "twin electric throttle posts" for EUR9,000!
Made of gold and platinum?
FP and Lagoon are just the same or worse.

At least you can buy all options individually.
At Lagoon you can't get davits without buying an option package priced 10-35k (depending on boat model and package).
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