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IMHO, the are the worst of both worlds.. They're going to have the problems of both designs and make serious compromises because of it.
IMHO, the dual hulls aft are going to create more wetted surface area and provide less buoyancy than a single wider hull generally. It won't be able to gain the speed advantages of a true multihull, and won't be able to plane like some of the high-performance monohulls would.
I'd imagine they still have most of the problems a monohull of the same LOA and beam would have, and lose a lot of the interior space a traditional monohull would have due to the hull form—giving them less interior space than a traditional catamaran or monohull of the same LOA.
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