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Re: Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Hey guys - how does an Antares 44 cat pull down around twice the amount of an FP Helia 44 for the same length and year?
They are another step up in fit and finish and gear than the Helia, if not two steps, and they are bespoke made, so don't have volume economies. I doubt they build more than 2 a year. They also have a cult following, which helps support the price.

They are an old design, and pretty well superseded now. I've never seen one floating on its design waterline because the hull shape does not carry weight well. However, we are in a glass house in this regard...

Mark

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