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Old 25-04-2015, 06:32   #1
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The Ultimate Catamaran Dinghy is...?

... another catamaran?





I'm here in St. Francis Bay, checking out the build of my new 50' cat. When I saw these pics, I had to share them.

So what's going on here? No, the onwer of this boat isn't using that power cat as a tender. St. Francis Marine started building these "Fun Boats" for sale around South Africa, and the owner of St. Francis Resort in Georgetown, Exumas wanted one for running guests back and forth to his dock. How best to get a 2,000 lb powerboat across the Atlantic? Well, they had a 50' cat heading over for a boat show. So they put it on the swim platform.

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I sailed a few hundred miles on hull #18 of this line of cats, and the delivery skipper was the same captain who brought over this boat with the Fun Boat on the back. Amazing that this thing not only sailed across on its own bottom but made good time with that load. Makes me feel conservative with my 13' dinghy going on here.

I'm writing about my build process in another thread, but I thought these crazy pics deserved a mention outside of it.
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Old 25-04-2015, 15:08   #2
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I looked at the first photo and thought - "OK, how are they going to launch that?"


Further reading made sense.
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Re: The Ultimate Catamaran Dinghy is...?

Surprising that they didn't dismount the outboard for the trip. But I guess all worked out well.
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