Originally Posted by Arjan
I am a lifetime sailor and at the moment do most of my travels on the west coast of Mexico. I want to trade in my sailing catamaran for a trawler, I am looking at getting a DeFever 44 or something along those lines.
I made the transition from a Beneteau First 405 to our current CHB 41. I miss sailing, but I just got an Alerion 28 daysailer for my parents which fully scratches that itch. At least in SoCal, it was impossible to make much distance in a reasonable amount of time under sail, particularly heading north up the coast, and the trawler is vastly more comfortable under power. And at anchor.
What kind of catamaran do you have? I've always been interested in a sailing cat as a modern motorsailer that doesn't roll, but I understand that they're at their worst heading straight into a swell, at least under 50' or so. Interested to hear why you're interested in making the swap.