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July 16, 2007

I'm a little behind on the column this month...Been spending a lot of time researching sailboats. I thought I would provide a list of the sites I've been going to on this page.

BOAT SHOWS

Miami Boat Show
2008 February

Annapolis Boat Show
2007 October 4-8

Guide to Catamaran Manufacturers

Contact information for catamaran manufacturers
June 12, 2006
Mostly from an artile by Jeremy McGeary taken from Cruising World Magazine Online

Admiral Yacht Manufacturers: (954) 713-0412, www.admiralyachtsusa.com
Two 38ft models and a 50ft model. Bad website. Some preowned. South Africa.

Alliaura Marine (Privilège): The Catamaran Company, (954) 727-0016, www.catamarans.com
Bad website. Several models, 32 ($199,000), 38, 42, 47. Ft. Lauderdale FL. Some preowned.

Broadblue Catamarans: (877) 695-0358, www.broadblueusa.com
Offshore! Four models 385 ($389,500), 415, 435, 485. Oriental NC. Great site, great boats. Demo boats available.

Chantier Catana: +33 4 68 80 13 13, www.catana.com
Good Site. Canet, France. 43, 47, 52, 58

Dean Catamarans
441 and 550

Dolphin Catamarans: (610) 617-0500, www.multihullcompany.com
460 or 600. Website is a distributor site out of PA. Pretty good used selection.

Fortuna Catamarans (Island Spirit): +27 21 448 0100, www.islandspirit.co.za
Cape Town, South Africa. 38, 40, 44, 50.

Fountaine Pajot (Belize, Lavezzi, Mahé, Bahia): +33 546 35 70 40, www.fountaine-pajot.com
Charter. France somewhere. 36 (2 cabing floorplan!), 40, 44, 48, 60.

Fusion Catamarans: +61 7 4948 2849, www.fusioncats.com
Only one design. 40.

Gunboat Catamarans: (401) 619-1055, www.gunboat.info
48, 66. 36 and 88 being designed.

Lagoon: (410) 280-2368, www.cata-lagoon.com
Charter? No English site. 38 is smallest boat.

Maine Cat: (207) 529-6500, www.mecat.com
30 ($175,000), 41. Bremen Maine. This is the ONE!!!

Manta Catamarans: (941) 358-8118, www.mantacatamarans.com
Coastal Cruising and Live aboard. St. Pete, FL. 42 only. Used to make a 38.

The Moorings Yacht Ownership: (888) 703-3179, www.moorings.com
All Charters, 43, 51

Multihull Manufacturing Group (Jaguar): +27 21 535 4474, www.jaguarcat.co.za
Charter? No website.

Nautitech Catamarans: (954) 523-6434, www.nautitech.fr
40, 44, 47, 82

Outremer: +33 4 67 56 02 63, www.catamaran-outremer.com
French. No website.

PDQ Yachts (Antares): (905) 430-2582, www.pdqyachts.com
Coastal Cruising? 44 only ($775,000). Whitby, Ontario 30 minutes from Toronto. The 32 was discontinued in 2002 and the last orders for the 36 sailboat were taken in 2004.

Performance Cruising (Gemini): (410) 626-2720, www.geminicatamarans.com
Gemini 105Mc is 33ft. Annapolis, Maryland. Looks like a charter.

Prout
Quest 33CS

Robertson and Caine (Leopard): (877) 795-4389, www.leopardcatamarans.com
Charter? 40, 43, 46, 47. Seems large. Built in South Africa, sold in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

Royal Cape Catamarans: +27 31 700 5165, www.royalcapecatamarans.com
45, 50? Bad website. South Africa.

Sailcraft
Iroquois, Comanche, it seems Sailcraft used to exist in the UK, but is gone now.

St. Francis Marine: (242) 557-9629, www.stfrancismarine.com
50 only.

Seawind USA: (619) 571-3513, www.seawindcats.com
33, 38, plus a charter boat. Seawind 850 was 27ft. These are all charter boats.

Solaris

Switch Catamarans: +33 467 43 01 82, www.sudcomposites.com
51, 55, 77

TomCat Boats/Strain Associates Ltd.: (905) 584-1236, www.tomcatboats.com
TomCat 6.2 (20ft., $27,000 ),TomCat 9.7 (32ft., $154,000 ) Really a performance cruiser and not live-aboard, but looks suitable. Canadien.

Voyage Yachts: (410) 956-1880, www.voyageyachts.com
Cape Town, South Africa, 44, 45, 50 , 58 All Charter.

Good Monohulls: Oyster or Hallberg Rassy