So you have been frustrated with the high prices of new multihulls, but your inner devil is telling you that you desperately “need” a boat? Don’t despair. You can save alot of money if you are ready to compromise.
Read Gregor Tarjan’s article in SAIL magazine about 10 Cruising Cats that you can buy at a relative bargain. Depending on your budget you can spend 50-450,000 US$ and cast off from land-based existence. Will the bargain catamaran be perfect ? No, of course not. But if you are ready to roll-up your sleeves and slowly improve your boat, it might be well worth to set sail earlier rather than wait until you have earned your cruising budget for a new boat.