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Old 03-16-2020, 06:34 PM   #261
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I think Domino (the first pic) is the finest cat I have seen.. The second is a Maine Cat. Sea Star the last pic is a friend's boat.
We own the Maine Cat shown. After reviewing the internals on Domino (only one sleeping cabin in a 60' boat) I'm very happy with our purchase. Super efficient with two Volvo 220's and has the get up and go (23 knots) if required.
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:40 PM   #262
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Wow! Who wouldn’t want a Malcolm Tennant cat? Beautiful lines, great equipment , good cruising speed, but that million dollar price tag certainly put her out of my range. The fuel economy is terrific but $1million is a lot of fuel
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Old 08-25-2020, 02:17 AM   #263
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Domino was designed and built for the current owners to their needs. Except for lack of guest accommodation, she has few other vices for her requirements. If you want a world spanning power catamaran, there's not too many options and even if there were, she'd be right near the top of my list.
However, it does appear that there aren't many other people with the exact same needs as the current owners that are looking now or in the last few years. Ignoring price, she would have suited us well in a few years time. Like C5F, we like our boat. But someone will get a fantastic boat in Domino.
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Old 08-25-2020, 06:38 AM   #264
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Wow! Who wouldn’t want a Malcolm Tennant cat? Beautiful lines, great equipment , good cruising speed, but that million dollar price tag certainly put her out of my range. The fuel economy is terrific but $1million is a lot of fuel
Fk me, $495 USD now
$689 AUD - almost a buy.

Get a 5 in front of it and I might be on it.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...no-20-3495698/
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Old 08-25-2020, 02:47 PM   #265
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These folks went to look at this cat. The wife wasn’t impressed. They are Nordhavn owners so used to a higher level of finish I think, plus the lack of a real second stateroom was a deal killer.

It’s basically a boat for a couple, and maybe kids come to visit and sleep in the “hole”.
I actually like the boat, but it would be very hard to resell IMO.

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Old 08-25-2020, 02:58 PM   #266
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I agree. Having 2 kids myself, this particular boat would be a non-starter for us even if everything else is perfect. Resaleability is a major factor in the purchase of our future powercat or trawler.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:35 PM   #267
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Wish there were more choices in powercats. Not a NA so maybe stating this incorrectly. In ocean going going sail characteristics include.
Little beam to the hulls. Easy to drive. Less likelihood of stalling in a head sea. Less pounding. Less hobbyhorsing.
Bridge deck starts fairly far back. Less burpng, stalling. With weight starting farther aft less hobbyhorsing and corkscrewing. Less risk with green water or “catching a corner” and pitchpoling or inverting. More functional reserve buoyancy forward as weight forward avoided.
Adequate bridge deck clearance-again burping,stalling, green water issues
Very fine entry wave piercing design of some sort.
Adequate form stability.
Weight sensitive. Both to total weight but also where it’s placed. Carbon and full foam more common and greater expense.
Escape hatches.
So gunboats, Outremers, Catana, chris White and other ocean going cats in all sizes share the same general features. Charter and coastal cats maximize living space and load capacity at a given lwl. One look at a cat and you know it’s target market.
Don’t see why these features aren’t applicable to power cats. Please explain?
Always been enamored by the Journey cats.

BTW even with the engines so far apart docking can be a handful if there’s a fresh breeze. Tend to move around more than a full displacement hull and quicker.
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Old 08-25-2020, 11:22 PM   #268
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Fk me, $495 USD now
$689 AUD - almost a buy.

Get a 5 in front of it and I might be on it.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...no-20-3495698/
5?! Get in behind me!
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Old 09-28-2020, 01:08 PM   #269
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Just came across this thread. Thought I'd mention that this boat:

Pachoud Motor Yachts New Zealand - Wild Wind IV - 18m

is a member of our marina here on Lake Superior.

She's still in the family of the original owner / designer. She travelled to the US from NZ on her own bottom, operated by the owner, and has (according to her owner) cruised Alaska, BC, done the Panama Canal, done the Great Loop FIVE times, and several winters in the Caribbean. They were planning on spending this winter in the Bahamas but that's been made difficult by Covid.

She's often gone for weeks at a time, mostly operated by the original owner's kids and grandchildren. It's nice to see such a special vessel get the proper use she deserves.
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:37 AM   #270
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Hey BD, she is a lovely boat.
I'm interested in her "uniquely powered platform" to raise/lower the small tender. I can't find any pictures and would like to learn more about that if possible.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:58 AM   #271
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I left the boat last night but I'll be back Thursday. I'll see what I can get for pictures. They're only using the top dinghy right now as the lower one popped the tube this summer, so that cradle is unoccupied.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:11 AM   #272
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Here she is from the stern and side, so you can see the dinghy platform. The entire thing raises and lowers to facilitate launch and load.

BD

and of course they're both sideways...
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:15 AM   #273
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Thanks BD. Those help a lot. Retrofitting a rear tender lift + swim platform may not be worth it vs a fully hydraulic or electric assisted steelhead or something like it...
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:29 AM   #274
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" It will do 17 knots while using a fraction of the fuel of many yachts this size.
A "fraction " it mean's how much ?
Because you wrote 1.6 glh but I think you forgot one digit :-)
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" It will do 17 knots while using a fraction of the fuel of many yachts this size.
A "fraction " it mean's how much ?
Because you wrote 1.6 glh but I think you forgot one digit :-)
Well, 1/2 is a fraction, but so is 3/2. So a meaningless claim. I have a Dyson battery powered vacuum that claims, "runs up to 45 minutes on a charge". They didn't lie, it runs about 5 minutes, which is included in the up to 45 minute claim.
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Old 09-27-2022, 11:33 AM   #276
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Still there’s no way to deny physics. Those unballasted light hull(s) will be more easily driven than a heavier hull(s) requiring ballast for stability. Multis are the ultimate in form stability be they cats or tris. A definite advantage over monos. Think multis should be divided into fast, easily driven ultralights and displacement hulls similarly as with FD and SD/planing for monos.
Downfall of both LDL such as LC seems enamored of and light multis is the limited payload. No issue once you go large enough. For multis maybe around 40’ or so. For monos probably more like 60’. Both troubled by expense and availability of berthing for many of us.
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