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Old 25-11-2009, 09:28   #61
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The 2009 ARC is now into its third day, with steady and uniform tradewinds pushing the fleet downwind. They are all in the same conditions, so its a great opportunity to see how the various designs are performing. There are 18 multihulls in the group, and you can compare them more easily by going to the fleet viewer and clicking on the "class" heading", then scrolling down to multihulls.

A privilege 495 is leading the group, with the last day's run of 198 miles, while a Lagoon 380 turned a paltry 131 miles.
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Old 29-11-2009, 03:26   #62
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When I see this list of cats, topic starter basically wants a comfortable home to float on, without really considering the advantages of a multihull where speed is concerned. Well, to a certain degree, as the Outremer is a fast cat and in my eyes, the most able of the list. But, Outremers do not have the creature comforts of a Nautitech or Lagoon, but sail twice as good. The Catana is also a good alternative.
I would look for sailability and higher speeds in acceptable comfort, against having everything on board, incl. my kitchen sink. But that's personal.
I am also looking at Schionning and Grainger designs. Still comfortable, but speedy too.
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Old 29-11-2009, 05:39   #63
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The topic starter cruised the pacific on a cat. So, I figure he knows somewhat what he wants.
I am a monohull sailor, but to me the Antares looks pretty sweet. But for almost 900K, ouch. You cat owners must have a deep pocket.
I'll admit to liking the boat, but for that much cash on can get a used sundeer 60' with a enclosed pilothouse.

But if you can afford it, I say go with the antares. Looks like you wouldn't be unhappy with her.
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Old 29-11-2009, 07:35   #64
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Originally Posted by Catcruiser View Post

I am also looking at Schionning and Grainger designs. Still comfortable, but speedy too.
Don't know Grainger but have a first hand experience with Schionning. Schionning vs. Catana is like WV vs. Volvo. But, of course, you can get a 60 footer vs. 45 footer at the same cost.

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Old 30-11-2009, 19:34   #65
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I think you should add a Chris White Boat to your consideration set. Here's a 42ft for sale: Chris White Designs (S. Dartmouth, MA)
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