Hi, we are new to this forum and have joined to pick brains, to be honest!
We are looking to buy a sailing catamaran
to live aboard
and to travel...initially around UK waters, France
. We currently have a catamaran
but it's just not big/modern enough for us now.
We have recently viewed an Island Spirit 400...lovely looking boat
, great layout and plenty of living space. However, an initial internet
search has thrown up possible problems relating to clearance and therefore slamming issues when sailing upwind etc.
Has anybody got any experience of these boats? We know a little about their history
, designer/manufacturer etc but we just can't find the kind of information you can find out about say, Broadblue
385 (our other 'favourite', in the running).
We'd really appreciate any information you could give us...video/pictures/information seems so thin on the ground and we're wondering if there's a (negative) reason for this?
Should we stay clear of this boat
Many thanks in advance if there's anyone out there!