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Says who??? There are a couple currently circumnavigating in Gemini 105Mc catamarans.

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but thats not an "offshore" capable boat!!!
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but thats not an "offshore" capable boat!!!


Slapdash is in New Zealand, on it's way around.

The three in Hi got there on there own bottoms.

Footprint is currently in Ireland.

There's one in Argentina, it's done the Cape.

The 105Mc has a EU open ocean rating of "A". There is no higher rating.

Nice opinion Gringo, the facts say different.
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No way! You really believe those photos were taken in NZ? Ha. that's all from the Universal Movie set in Orlando, with a couple ocean shots from the cays.

You gotta know by now that a Gemini is only good in 50 ft. of water or within five miles of the coast, whichever is lesser.

And besides, the fiberglass is so springy and thin on them that the designer considers the entire boat a trampoline.

That's the guy who crawled ashore on his hands and knees kissing the ground and flew back from England after surviving the one trans-Atlantic trip that a Gemini actually made in one piece. Didn't he have to be towed the last 2,000 miles, or was that a different Gemini?
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Thank you. This is exactly what I was trying to accomplish with my post. There are many well made boats out there that were produced in low numbers but unless you know the brands it is difficult to begin the search. I appreciate the time you took to respond. The Gozzard 44 CC looks ideal. It is on the list to see, for sure.


[QUOTE=camaraderie]Hi!
Listening to your desire for a comfortable interior in a high quality offshore boat that is easily handled and of recent vintage I have a few suggestions of brands/models:

Gozzard 44 Center Cockpit
Contest 44-46
Najad 440cc

These are all high quality semi-custom boats that are produced in low numbers and so will be a bit more difficult to find on the market....but I thought they might address your needs a bit better than some of the more common brands.
Good luck to ya!
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Do they still make these

I have tried searching for this brand, Whitby. The newest I can find were built in the 70's. Only one 55 built in 86. Are they still in production?




QUOTE=LinekinBayCD;577790]I spent 25+ years, chartering, dreaming, looking at Soundings adds, going to boat shows, searching the internet before finnally buying my boat so I have looked at a few. The first that comes to mind is a Whitby 42. A Ted Brewer full keel center cockpit ketch design. Plenty of room and access to the engine compartment. Well built in Canada.[/QUOTE]
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I have tried searching for this brand, Whitby. The newest I can find were built in the 70's. Only one 55 built in 86. Are they still in production?




QUOTE=LinekinBayCD;577790]I spent 25+ years, chartering, dreaming, looking at Soundings adds, going to boat shows, searching the internet before finnally buying my boat so I have looked at a few. The first that comes to mind is a Whitby 42. A Ted Brewer full keel center cockpit ketch design. Plenty of room and access to the engine compartment. Well built in Canada.
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Whitby's have been out of production for about 2+ decades. There were some follow-on boats to the Whitby 42 -- one was called the Brewer 44. These were built down in Florida at Fort Myer Marine, I think, during the 1990s, so they would be somewhat newer (and quite a bit nicer, too).
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