Thanks Faster, I guess they are not different than the Americans on that, they just like more sailing and liking it is also understanding the scope of the achievements.
Continuing to talk about cats: Everybody knows that Lagoon are the paradigm of the condo cats and also the less expensive...but have a look at the number of Lagoons doing the ARC and we will found out that they are condo cats but also quite capable for voyaging on the trade winds.
If we consider a cat not very expensive, not very big, not so much condo like, but with a great interior, good sailing performance, the name of Katana comes to my mind. Let's see why:
Of course ,they are still a lot more expensive than a fast monohull with the same offshore capability and pay double at the marinas.