A BOAT FOR LIFE

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Published on 23 november 2017 at 0h00

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For a long time, Multihulls World has been singing the praises of travelling by boat. It has to be said too, that a multihull is the ideal way to discover the world. Stable, comfortable, unsinkable, livable and fast. On a cruising catamaran or trimaran you can get to the ends of the earth… and then come back! The number of readers or even members of our editorial team who have gone around the world on all sorts of craft is proof of what our editor always says: "the right boat is the one that you set out on!" And you know what?  He's not wrong…   

Whether it's a transat on a Newick Trimaran, sailing around the Med on a 30 foot catamaran or around the world on a Lagoon 380, there are plenty of examples in the pages of this magazine. The final choice of boat will be dictated primarily by your budget and your own personal requirements in terms of comfort and performance.  

A Plan, A Boat and A Crew…  

 

So if the right boat is the one that you set off on, there still has to be a certain amount of consideration taken regarding the planned program, the chosen boat and the crew's ability and experience. If we accept that practically all cruising boats these days are capable of doing a Transat in good conditions (as long as the departure is after the hurricane season), the crew still needs to be able to handle the boat. There also needs to be enough experience on board  to be autonomous for around 20 days, and to be able to manage the inevitable technical problems which ...

This article appeared in issue 157. To read the article in full, buy this issue individually

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