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post #4 of Old 02-27-2009
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Visit some boat shows

I had a similar predicament, although I am in CT, not TX. Cats are not very common here, but that was my interest. I called a couple of the firms that specialize in Catamarans, but they didn't seem that interested. Maybe that's because I was looking for 36' or under.

I found more success at the Annapolis Boat Show. I found that a couple of brokers were willing to take the time to talk with me about my needs and about boats. I really was impressed with the Seawind 1000XL, which I look set to buy new. I really appreciated the time that Steve Marsh of Finish Line spent with me going over the boat, and just talking things through.

I would recommend going with someone who does a large share of their business in catamarans, but you also need someone who will demonstrate initiative on your behalf. They are out there, you just have to find them.

Good luck!
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