Originally Posted by Matt Johnson
Max Cruise is just under $600k base. So depending on standard equipment
, it is a very attractive price.
As already posted: 500k are a bit under 600kUS$ (depending on exchange rate of course. And yes, very attractive price.
However, pure electric propulsion
+ a small genset (about 12kVA) is still missing. The "new electrification" 35hp Betamarine + 5kW electric motor
is not fish
Very heavy for a catamaran
like this. No, too heavy.
The Max 44SC needs about 2 x 10-12kW to fight emergency
situations and not less than 2 x 15kWh LFP house & propulsion
banks. A 12 kW genset would extend full power up to 1 1/2 hours. In my opinion long enough, because the main engine
. And 10kW should be more than enough if you're in front of a lee shore and need really help from your propulsion or for the long run.
Cruising is not a race
I really love the Max 44SC and I was willing to buy a new one in three years. But, tbh, the Seaquest 46 is attractive as well. And already equipped with a profound electric propulsion system.
I would say the bottom line is that the two don't take anything from each other.
Matt, you and Jessica put the first flea into my ear. I'm following you since you announced your decision for your build (although I would buy it 90% ready made for cruising).
But Danie put another flea into my opposite ear ...
I fortunately have enough time to deep dive into both boats.
Both, you Matt and you Danie, thumbs up for your decisions. Both boats are dream yachts. Definitively!