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Bluewater cats?

Anyone have recommendations?
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My favorite bluewater catamarans are the Atlantic series cats (42 -57 feet) designed by Chris White (http://www.chriswhitedesigns.com/). Gunboat is another design/builder to look at. Both of these are fairly high-end, though.
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One name.......Catana. Not cheap but they are the best. Whichever cats you look at you should want them to have daggerboards to get you into the wind.
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Did you have a particular budget in mind for the catamaran. The Gunboat 48 is a beautiful boat, but almost a $1,000,000 IIRC.
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I'm looking for something that will be good for mostly coastal cruising (for the present, at least) but will be capable of bluewater in the future... Something smaller, though. Maybe a somewhat more upmarket version of the Gemini 105?
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You might want to look at the PDQ's and Leopards.
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The Catana 38 and Wildcat 35 are near the same length as a 105mc, but they are much wider. The Gemini's are only 14ft wide, vs 22-23 for others of the same length so the 105 will have less space, and will be slower. This narrow beam is supposed to make them easier to dock, but i could just see the boatyards saying...well, it's cat so we are going to charge you the same as other cats! Both the Catana and Wildcat are bluewater sailboats.
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