Power catamaran choices (part 1)

There are quite a few candidate power catamarans that could do what we want (see Buying a boat (background) ). This page goes through many of the options we looked at (and discarded).

To remind us all, our requirements are:

  • ability to go through canals of France and Europe
  • ability to go to different cruising areas, especially Mediterranean, Great Loop (USA), Pacific NW, Asia, Australia-NZ
  • liveaboard
  • electrifiable
  • power catamaran

Summary

It turns out that the hardest part to find is narrowness (<5m) and air height (<3.4m) for French canals, combined with size for ocean crossings. Almost everything else can be found in various combinations.

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Buying a boat (background)

We have been looking around for an appropriate boat for some time to become blue nomads. Our requirements are likely very different to others, but are mainly:

  • Power¬† catamaran
  • ability to go through the canals of France and Europe
  • ability to go to different cruising areas, especially Mediterranean, Great Loop (USA), Pacific NW, Asia, Australia-NZ
  • electrifiable
  • liveaboard

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