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Articles by Phil Berman

Which Sails Are Right For Me?

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!

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Performance Study of Daggerboards Versus Keels

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.

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ARE YOU A SPREADSHEET GUY?

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.

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CATAMARAN DEPRECIATION

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?

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CATAMARAN VS MONOHULL

Speed under sail, comfort underway, maneuverability and cost ~ Catamaran vs. Monohull ~ factors to consider when deciding which is best for you?

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POST SURVEY NEGOTIATIONS

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.

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CATAMARAN DEPRECIATION

Currency fluctuations, condition and brand can all factor into depreciation. If you want to avoid depreciation, take care of your boat.

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