Over the past 15 or 20 years, catamarans have taken over as the go-to boats for cruising sailors. So, what are the things to know about cruising cats? What do you really need to live aboard in comfort and safety? What is the climate like to buy a good cat? What is the real story on things like daggerboards, helm placement, bridgedeck clearance and battery banks? Are there bargains to be had? What about older boats?
On Feb 18th, Phil Berman, who has more knowledge and experience than anyone on the planet when it comes to multihull cruising, has organized four hours of seminars including how to find the best boat for your budget, what is involved in buying a cat, how to inspect and survey that boat, what to put on it, and what to expect when you set off on your dream cruise. Rumor has it that yours truly will be there slinging pontifications as a member of the panel! It all starts at 1 PM in the conference room of the Hard Rock Café in the Miamarina.
The seminar costs $25 per person or $40 per couple. For tickets or more information, call Multihulls Quarterly/Blue Water Sailing Media at 888-800-7245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonus: receive half-price tickets to the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami courtesy of MQ and Strictly Sail Miami. Say hello when you get there!