All great points..... but how many actual "pitchpoles" and "flips" have left a cruising cat (not a beachcat or a racer) turtled, worldwide?
(sounds of a pull cord chugging up a rant engine)..
Far, far fewer than mono hulls which have broached, hit something etc. and sank.
I'd rather cling to, and still be able to live inside, my overturned Gemini (3 out of 1000 built over 25 years, all due to admitted Charter operator errors and stupidity, and all salvaged and still sailing) - than gargle saltwater following my boat down. No Gemini or other production cruising cat has ever reported a pitchpole, that's a racing error which equates to stupid people doing stupid things in my book.
If Catamaran sailors are folks that can't believe the weebul won't fall down then Monohull sailors are folks that cling to outmoded bias even in the face of overwhelming statistics. In the '79 Fastnet not one Catamaran had a problem; the entire reason for the Fastnet disaster Committee Report on Safety from Capsizing was monohull derived - yet monohullers continue to say that catamarans are unsafe.
Frigging hogwash in the face of facts.
Fact is my boat, and most catamarans, will not and can not sink. A small yacht is far more likely to be holed than turtled.
I have pictures of a Gemini that came down on a piling after a tropical storm. It's floating on it waterline with a 8 inch piling going through the hull vertically.
Tiny little Gemini's (33.5 ft, 14 ft beam) have crossed the Atlantic in 35+kts and 35kt seas, comfortable, dry and not pitchpoling. Imagine what a 40 ft can do.
We've had this discussion so many times in my paltry 9 months on this board I really should just start cutting and pasting in the last one....