I don't believe there were very many of these made. The owner/builder of the company founded Manta
catamarans, where he stole and modified a LeRouge design to make the boat
. He left Manta
, stole and modified another LeRouge design and made the Ocean Cat. It is essentially a Freydis 49.
Manta developed and used very good build techniques, resins, glass and high quality components, and I would suspect these were also used with the Ocean Cat.
I have been around several Ocean Cats (I believe the owner of the company still cruises one), and they have decent bridge deck
clearance, which is helped further by LeRouge's smooth arch design. They are fast boats. The engines are under the aft beds. Polyester resin is most likely, with probably vinylester used on the outside skin. The core
will be either foam or Nidacore - highly doubtful it would be balsa, since Manta did not use balsa.
IMO, if one surveys well, it would be an excellent boat for your intended use. Good performance with good comfort and appointments. Manta paid close attention to details in things like reefer/freezer, mechanical and electrical
, etc. I suspect these details also were carried on with the Ocean Cat.