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Looking at a trip later this year going to states and buying a 36 Cat Mahe or Lagoon 38 and bringing it back to east coast of Australia. I havent done a trip like this what do you advise. Am I likely to find an experianced skipper and crew to do the trip it wouldnt be just a delivery but cant take 2 years. So far I think it would cost me $20k + for expences and I know all the import cost and they are fine, just not sure if this boat would be suitable for this sort of trip. It is just what we are looking for here but paying $380+ AU here so might get out a bit cheeper and have an excuse for an edventure.
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Just curious as to why you'd pick those two catamarans. Neither is all that well designed from a usability standpoint, with a fairly exposed helm position. There are better choices IMHO. While both of them could make the trip... neither would be ideal IMHO for it.

As for doing a delivery, it would depend on whether you started on the west coast of the US or the east coast. The west coast would be a relatively simple trip, as you're just crossing the Pacific... but starting from the east coast, you've either got to go around Cape Horn, through the Panama Canal, or the long way via Cape of Good Hope or via the Red Sea.
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