Our TMC clients often ask us sail related questions, so we thought to sit down with our Balance 451 sailmaker, Bob Pattison, of Neil Pryde Sails, to get insight from the man with 40 years of experience!
It’s the debate as old as time and Balance Catamarans offers the option for sailors to pick if they want daggerboards or keels in the build of their catamarans. But previousely sailors would have to weigh the pros and cons of each option in order to know what they are sacrificing in performance, however, no fact sheet with specific comparisons existed, until now.
TMC President Phillip Berman shares 14 tips for making catamaran sailing safer and more pleasurable for cruisers.
How will the recent storms in the Caribbean impact the catamaran market for buyers and sellers in today’s market and going forward? TMC President Phillip Berman and Sales Manager Andrew Holland are here to help shed light.
A spreadsheet is only as accurate as the information you feed it. Just remember that in yachting, everything is a compromise, there is no perfect boat, and the best you can do is seek to find the boat that best suits your needs and agenda in a price point you can afford.
For the most part, there are only four things you can do to greatly improve the upwind performance of cats beyond making them super light, lean and long.
We all know that boats, unlike real estate, tend to depreciate. For those who are about to buy a catamaran, the question is: How much will it depreciate?
Speed under sail, comfort underway, maneuverability and cost ~ Catamaran vs. Monohull ~ factors to consider when deciding which is best for you?
Daggerboards vs. keels ~ which is best for me?
Read the personal insights and lessons learned by a cruiser after sailing his Dolphin 460 catamaran over 28,000 miles.
Negotiating the terms of acceptance after the survey is completed is one of the most challenging aspects of a yacht sale. Check out these tips on getting the sale to the finish line.
One of the “Must Have’s” we are getting from some buyers these days is: “straight shaft engines.” What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
TMC President, Phil Berman, and Sales Manager, Andrew Holland go over fourteen things you should do to sell your boat quickly and still fetch the best price.
Establishing a Bristol value is key to making the right decision for your catamaran purchase
Understanding the brand’s impact on its resale value should be taken into consideration when making your decision to purchase a catamaran
Shopping for a catamaran on the internet? HERE ARE 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A YACHT BROKER
While choosing the right catamaran is a highly personal matter, most of us can avoid a serious buying blunder if we pay careful attention to the following ten commandments of catamaran buying ~
Currency fluctuations, condition and brand can all factor into depreciation. If you want to avoid depreciation, take care of your boat.
The ups and downs of non-guaranteed revenue programs