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Typically, when a catamaran is to be moved overland, it is put on a modified cradle that sits the boat tilted over about 40˚ or so to reduce the effective beam. However, doing this requires a large flatbed and a crane at both ends of the journey.
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Scroll down on that page and there is a picture of a Alberg 30 on a trailer being pulled by a suburban thing. For $30k you might be able to get a A30 and a trailer. IIRC the owner of Jean-du-Sud (the inventor of the cape horn windvane, BTW) said that the Alberg was just over the width limit for trailering without a permit but close enough to get by. This probably wouldn't be true for more modern, wider-beamed, 30' boats.

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The problem with going with an Alberg 30, which is one of my favorite boats, is that he is trying to avoid needing a crane... which an Alberg 30 would certainly require.
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