The BEST Performance Cruising Cat – Top 10, Part 2!


This is Part 2 of our Top 10 Performance Cruising Cat Review (2022 models) where we narrow it down to the Top 3 boats we would look and tell you why. Thank you all for your great comments and contribution to this video. We’ve updated some of our thoughts from last time (see corrections below) and included two boats that should have been part of the first review. Now it’s a Top 12! Tell us, which would you pick?

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DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this video are our own, and we were not compensated in any way for making this video. The opinions expressed our based on the research we pulled using each boat’s website, speaking with the production teams, visiting boats at boat shows and in talking to owners. We tried to be as fair and honest as we could be.

DATA: Click here to download our data compiled to make this comparison possible:

CORRECTIONS: The Windelo is $1.1m and the Seawind 1600 hulls have been widened to increase payload, thus weakening its position in the performance graph.

Want to skip ahead, no problem. Click here:
0:00 – The Competitive Field
0:18 – Welcome to Part 2
0:37 – Outremer 55 & Explocat 52
1:21 – Dazcat & Slyder 48 – And why no custom boats?
2:34 – Disclaimer: This is not an ad.
3:30 – THE TOP 3! (It’s subjective)
5:17 – Corrections (Windelo & Seawind)
6:00 – Future Video Ideas
7:07 – Dazcat
7:23 – Slyder
7:44 – Living the dream on the Great Barrier Reef

Want more info on these boats? Check out the outstanding online resource Katamarans:

BOATS WE LEFT OUT: We intentionally left out kit boats or boats with design plans like Schionning, Chris White and others. While we do have a lot of respect for boats like that, we are focusing today on companies that produce a line of boats and not one-off custom jobs. But that might make for a good future video, so stay tuned!

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ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on a performance catamaran named “Archer” and sharing our adventures in family-friendly episodes every Tuesday!

OUR ROUTE: We departed the Boston area of the United States and sailed south to the Caribbean and then west through the Panama Canal. We have dealt with massive repairs in the South Pacific, the Coronavirus lock down in New Zealand, a Category 5 Cyclone in Fiji, and now we are cruising in Australia.

OUR PAST: You may remember us as “SV Honeymoon?” Ten years ago (“before kids”), we sailed a Lagoon 380 named Honeymoon halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Along the way we shared our experiences via YouTube and, by happenstance, created one of the very first “sailing channels.” We also realized what an incredible experience we were having and that someday we wanted to do it again, only this time with kids.

FAQ: More questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website or answers to many of your questions in this 40 minute episode:

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