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115. Is This Low cost Catamaran Well worth It? [Yacht Tour] Understanding the Lines





Prout has a demonstrated track record of making great cruising catamarans, able of offshore cruising. Whilst small, this boat is no exception and I would even now have to say her interior room is more comparable to that of a 38 or 40 foot monohull.

Is this boat a worthwhile job? We imagine so. What do you believe?

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Asking Value: $42,000

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50 comments

  1. You guys should meet up with Odd Life Crafting at the boat show. They're a couple from Brazil fixing up their own boat, in case you didn't know.

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  2. not liking propane in non-dedicated space

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  3. seems small, but the camera doesn't do it justice. could a beginner sail this?

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  4. The bridgedeck clearance on these boats is rather small. They tend to pound in seas higher than 5 feet.

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  5. Engine paint has failed, needs a new engine, hey americans, tell your females to get finger transplants when the nail varnish wears off their finger nails.
    Put in an electric engine, that needs 600 lbs of batteries to equal 5 gallons of fuel, get an education.

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  6. I wouldn't buy it for anything close to that price.

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  7. These old British cats are like submarines inside. Generally a very spartan finish and poorly ventilated. They are not good in the tropics unless they have been modified.

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  8. I'm amazed at the number of ignorant armchair opinions here. Prout began building cats in the very early 60's, and stayed with the same design philosophies to the end.
    These cats are not fast; 10 knot cruising is NOT a reasonable expectation. Getting where you want to go IS. Tough, and manageable in weather bad enough to scare crews on boats twice as long and four times the displacement, more Prouts have circumnavigated than any other. There isn't a blue water destination that hasn't seen a thirty-something proud in the last fifty years. They are the most significant chapter in multihull sailing.
    These solid fiberglass vessels were over built simply because we didn't know back then how tough they would be. I saw a Prout 50 plow into a concrete bulkhead at a knot or two, and the damage was limited to the concrete, and a bit of paint on one bow.
    Prout had a good reason for moving the mast aft; it reduced the size of the mainsail, making it easier to manage, and provided for a larger genoa that benefited from not hanging behind a big draggy mast with lots of paraphernalia attached.
    That single two-speed winch is an adequate solution, but I would look into mounting a smaller winch on the bulkhead under the mast for halyards and reefing. You can't beat the Yanmar 3G30 for reliable power and economy. They can look pretty salty on the outside and run like a sweet little sewing machine on the outside. They are a no-brainer if they need an overhaul. Just do it.

    My guess is that this cat is well priced at under $50K. Being a Button Freak, I would accept any excuse to update the electronics. First item would be a Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS (GX2200) radio, Then a Simrad Radar and Multi Function Display. That would make my day.

    I am an elderly Blue Water Cruiser and past owner of five large cats, the last was a Chris White Atlantic 42.

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  9. All it really needed was a 5 gallon tank of gas and a match.

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  10. ooooooh Like that one,,, If I had the money or didn't have a wife…

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  11. hmmm interesting… the layout is more akin to a monohull, than your newer high dollar cat. but it's probably going to sail like a cat… interesting. modern cats are like condo's on water, real bad ass buttttttt you're going to pay for that kind of luxury… this is a good trade off….. and put some money into it and wa la….

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  12. Great video as always. The issue with electric would be having enough solar panels and batteries and that would mean extensive study of how long it takes to recharge while sitting under a stationary front etc.

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  13. hi, maybe i miss it but what do you mean by "small"? in feet? beam? draft? price? capt. juan

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  14. That's value for money
    It would make a comfortable bahama and Carib cruiser. Solid fiberglass hull construction built with British almost proof BS1088 marine plywood joinery. Reliable performance , not set the world on fire but it's called cruising for a reason. Thanks for showing us these boats that our out there!
    For the people who want galley up……..get your wallets out and spend really money , for $50k with some cosmetic work you have a very cheap way to get a lot of room on the water , the one thing not obvious is the single engine I think ( unless it’s hydraulic drive to 2 props) better for island that tight marina usage.
    Cheers Warren

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  15. Always enjoy your videos. To me it's like buying a lottery ticket which allows you to dream of things that will not happen. And then reality sets in: I'm 78 years old and have a wife that doesn't want to move further from shore than you can throw a rock at. Just at well, it was fun to pretend.

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  16. It's a dump.

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  17. Thanks for posting and sharing this great episode. Really sounds and looks great from your tour.

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  18. Man you need to jump all over this one! What a great boat. Cosmetics are the fun things to update

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  19. I like it for someone who likes catamarans,personally i like monohulls …great price i think..thanks for the tour.

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  20. That's for 42K !!!! I thinks 4.2K

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  21. The beam on the cat is over 14 foot and the dingy went almost all the way across the back so probably closer to a 12 footer.
    Nice boat. A little tight on the inside, looked like low head room – which is good for windage on a cruising sailboat, plenty of storage, would like to see a better option on the cooler but at least it is fairly large. Over all it looks like a good little cruiser. Nice to see heat, A/C, and a water maker – that really opens up your destination options.

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  22. I had a Prout Snowgoose 37, which was the next boat up from the Quest.
    Really good, safe, and fast cruiser.
    We used to sail it at an average speed of 10 knots.
    Very good in heravy seas, unlike modern cats, it has narrow hulls, which are better for performance and stability, but not so good for accomodation.

    Great boat, I would have another in a heartbeat.

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  23. Very similar to Sailing Lady Africa.

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  24. Prout has a good reputation, but I'd hold out for their 37 footer. This boat is pretty heavy for it's size and will be more of a motorsailor.

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  25. The same basic layout as the gemini, except with a in my opinion a better helm position.

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  26. I'm not much of a cat fan, but I like this one. Seems just the right size.

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  27. Looks like a Dean Cat made in South Africa.

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  28. Cosmetically?? Good bones if you ignore the osteoporosis……….

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  29. I reckon that this boat would be horrible going into any sea, the bridge deck would get smashed by the waves.

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  30. Just say no.

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  31. Needs moar Randi! 🙂

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  32. Be careful. Old multihulls designs are bad design with few exceptions. Especially cats. This could be better designs but construction could be the weak side. Depending on what you want to do with anyboat the result on your safety and pocket is different. Multihulls designs are relatively new comparing to monos. Multihulls if not we'll built and designed well for the purpose could be a nightmare to handle and a money pit one or the other or both at same time..

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  33. love this, lots of potential too but i like what the previous owners have done too

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  34. I'm not a boat expert, but i think the price is on the high side . I think it could be a really good boat , fixed up , and if the survey came back good with no major structure issues. Just my opinion. Good vid

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  35. I love the videos, and y’all are doing a great job reviewing the boats. Any chance you could start carrying a tape measure to show head room?

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  36. not for offshore

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  37. Ready to go now for folks who are campers….scrape and light paint on interior and clean…

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  38. Thank you for the tour. It would help if you gave the length and headroom.

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  39. It might be alright as a weekender but for anything else my vote would be no. More money would have to go into it than you think which cancels out pricing advantage. Dockside apt and hobby boat. Thanks for the tour though.

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  40. Very close to the price e I was thinking. A good bost for the price in the US

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  41. I'm in the videos are nice to let people know the boats out there for sale

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  42. Are y'all gonna make any more videos or all your videos just gonna be about boats for sale

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  43. Yup, a very nice candidate indeed. One thing that should be mentioned is that even if some of the gear isn't up to snuff, the facilities have already been provided. Replacing something like the water maker would be nothing of the issue it would be from the ground up. Through hulls, filters, piping, power etc are already there. That accounts for a LOT in my book regardless of the operational condition of the existing unit.

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  44. Nice cat but I would pay a little extra for a Prout Snowgoose 37  if I was going down that path.

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  45. Have a look at the boat I have, a Gemini 105M or the 105MC. They are 34' with the same basic layout but having seen this I would say they feel a bit roomier. The forward berth on the 105 is definitely a queen.

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  46. Love repetition, and redundancy …. I would buy this boat and be on my way to Mexico…..

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  47. Insure that boat for 1.5 million go out past the intercontinental shelf and pull the drain plug wow I'm sorry for my negativity and I look at that boat and it just brings it out of me I worked on boats for 30 years and I see rotten wood and corrosion all over the place a wiring nightmare

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  48. Looks like a bayliner build might be ok to buy new but sell as soon as the warranty is up looks like it was built out of particle board once it gets wet it's all over with

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  49. Nice rig! Just us older people would find that from the main berth to the head is a long trek.

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  50. Wow, that is my retirement dream
    Thanks for all the vids👌
    How would I transport it to the west coast of Canada?
    Duh, I guess sail it,,
    Cheers

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