Taking in the Turks and Caicos

No longer just a jump-off point, time spent here is well worth the effort. (Published Winter 2013) The Turks and Caicos lay directly between Florida and […]

Catamaran Depreciation

The ins and outs (and ups and downs) of used cat values. (Published Winter 2013) We all know that boats, unlike real estate, tend to depreciate. […]

Skirting the Southern Ocean

Carly and Pete Du Preeze sail to Cape Town from Brazil on their catamaran Oryx . (Published Summer 2015) We cleared customs in Angra dos Reis, […]

Gems of the British Virgin Islands

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece”-Ralph Charell  (Published Spring 2015) The British Virgin Islands have many […]

Saildrives or Straight Shafts?

Which is best for me? (Published Fall 2015) Many buyers who contact us these days develop some very strong personal preferences about a range of things: […]

Best Seat in the House

A critical look at various steering positions on cruising catamarans, their advantages and disadvantages (Published Winter 2016) The cruising catamaran has come a long way from […]

Buyers Beware

Here are the 13 biggest mistakes made when purchasing a used catamaran and how to avoid them  (Published Winter 2016) 1: Searching for the largest, cheapest […]