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Australian Cruising Catamaran Advice Needed.

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My father is looking to purchase a Cruising Catamaran towards the end of the year - I must confess I know very little about models of cat's but am aware of some of the larger brands:

He intends to do a lot of coastal sailing and the concept of a cat appeals as he is able to pull up onto a beach - where suitable - and the small draft allowing him to explore some of the river systems etc.

What I am hoping to learn is a list of suitable popular Aussie Cats - he is in Queensland - so that I am able to research the various makes and also narrow the search down.

My preference is for production cats, under $200k, suitable for this...

Any pointers greatly appreciated

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I reckon you should head on over to Yachthub and search what they have on offer and then come back with a few possibilities. Most of the people here are Americans who'd have little knowledge of Oz built craft. Asking them to compile a list for you is likely to produce a bunch of boats that are simply not available on the Oz market.
If you nominate a few possibilites I'm sure you'll at least get a few comments on your choices.

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How big a cruising cat are you looking for, and are you looking to purchase new or used? Most catamarans over 35' LOA are going to be more than your budget, even used.

One common production catamaran from Oz that is found even in the US is the Seawind line of catamarans.


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