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Mahe 36 Vs. Athena 38 Circumnavigation

Hello Everyone.

Between this two boats, wich one would be appropiate for circumnavigation?
Considering the Athena being older but bigger, and the Mahe smaller, but newer design and technology...
I will be part of the time singlehandling the boat, in which I think the Mahe being a lot easier to do so.
The Athena I consider it to be safer in bad weather and ocean passage.
Any help from sailors is very welcome!
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Re: Mahe 36 Vs. Athena 38 Circumnavigation

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Re: Mahe 36 Vs. Athena 38 Circumnavigation

Bigger is always better when it comes to Cat's. The newer Mahe is better for single handing.
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Re: Mahe 36 Vs. Athena 38 Circumnavigation

Sorry no listings yet...
I'll be going to Spain later this year to start looking for the right one!
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Re: Mahe 36 Vs. Athena 38 Circumnavigation

Mahe 36 - 2007

Dimensions

Length: 10,98m
Beam: 5,90m
Draft: 1,13m
Dispalcement: 5028 Kg

Engine brand: Volvo
Engine model: D1-20
Engine power: 2x20 Hp

Tankage

Fuel tank: 210 L
Water tank: 540 L


Athena 38 - 2002

Dimensions

LOA: 11.83 m
Beam: 6.30 m
Maximum Draft: 0.94 m
Displacement: 5488 kgs
Headroom: 1.91 m
Dry Weight: 5488 kgs

Engines
Engine Brand: VOLVO PENTA
Engine(s) Total Power: 29.83 HP
Engine Model: MD203Q
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail drive
Trim Tabs

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (359 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (181 Liters)


If the both boats are in similar conditions I would take the bigger one. they are made by the same builder so quality should be similar. The 36 would probably point slightly better because it has bigger keels (1,13m to 0.94m) but the difference should be small.

Being similar boats in what regards cabin height and probably CG, the 38 being beamier (6.30m to 5.90m) and heavier (5288kg to 5028kg) it would have more stability (but not much).

Finally with almost the same weight the 38 has more powerful engines ( 2x30 to 2x20).

Regarding tankage it is a big bigger on the 36 but you can always improve on that.

For a circumnavigation on a small cat I would look for an heavier one. this one I think it would be better:



the boat weights considerably more and has more beam than the Athena 38:

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=74794&url=

http://www.worldwideyachtdeliveries....es/jaguar.html
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