I currently live aboard and solo sail my 30ft Catalac
900 in the Med' and I can tell you I am more than comfy! I have standing headroom
in the saloon
with seating for at least five around the table (or two if you like to put your feet up!), nice sized head
room, two cabins (was 3 but converted one for storage) and even room for a 32inch LCD TV in the main saloon
Cost wise though, it's a double edged sword. You dont say where you are but here in Europe
, you'll pay at least an extra 50% per berth so no saving there as that means im paying the same as a 15 meter berth with my 10 meter boat
. Also, most cats have twin engines so there is the potential to double up on servicing costs there as well. Having said that, you have more options to avoid marinas
as you'll be able to get more sheltered locations as you can go into shallow water
and being more stable means its more comfortable too.
However, I didn't buy mine to save money
, I bought it to be stable and comfortable. When im relaxing in my saloon for example, I can see out
! Monohulls tend to leave you feeling a bit closed in, certainly compaired with a light and airy cat interior
anyway. Also, when under way, there is less fatigue and stress do to the lack of heal. A flat ride is great when you have a nice cup of coffee!