OK... we're avid monohull sailors and have always shied away from multihulls. I haven't liked their looks and I'm a traditionalist. However, the more and more that my wife and I talk about our planned 2009 cruise with our family, the more we realize that a multihull might be a better choice. You can't beat the interior (or exterior) comfort, and our daughter is not in love with heeling so the sail-flat concept is kind of interesting.
We've been looking mostly at Passport's, Tayana's, Cabo's, Bristol's and other similar monohulls. We've capped our budget at $780k, including fit-out.
If I was to look at multihulls, what brands should I look at? We're going to take a look at a few in Annapolis, and will probably look at chartering one in the BVI's this winter for a week - just to see what they are like. Price range for a multihull would be the same as that of a mono - $780k, including fit-out. We need at least 3 cabins, plus diesel heat, air conditioning, generator, good instruments, etc., so all of those costs have to be factored in. Here is our monohull wishlist - I'm sure the multihull would be similar - Does this sound like a boat you know?