Stessl cat

 Hey all,

been out of action since i sold my beloved ocean whaler and now am looking at my next chapter in boats.

Have heard very mixed reviews regarding cat boats.

Id be interested to try a smallish one and saw a stessl 5.30, 

Have tried the database but nothing much coming up.

I believe Alf Stessl was quite a pioneer when it came to boat design and see hes recreated a single engine 485 cat in recent years.

Has anyone had any experience with his older cat hulls from 80s onwards?

Cheers in advance.


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Have a look at the Websters Twinfisher 4.9

Sun, 2020-09-06 16:32

 Been a super boat for me. Punches way above its weight. They do a 5.2 aswell but unsure how they go

 

straith's picture

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 Cheers mate! Do you find

Sun, 2020-09-06 16:51

 Cheers mate! Do you find they broach at all in following seas??

Boppo's picture

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No I dont but I am an experienced twin hull skipper

Sun, 2020-09-06 16:57

 I have heard bigger cats around 7-8 m can but anything Ive had up to 6.3 and they have been fine

straith's picture

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 Ok cheers thx for the input

Sun, 2020-09-06 18:11

 Ok cheers thx for the input