Originally Posted by islandflyer
I was having a discussion with my crew on the weather we can operate our long distance (2+ hours each way) tours on, and (as crew do) they said we should just get a 40' boat and it would ride much better (of course! money is no issue!
I was curious as to the mechanics behind an 8.5m (27') Hysucat operating in similar conditions to a 12m (40') rib - obviously the longer rib has the ability to span the waves and make a smoother ride, but would the catamaran and hydrofoils make the ride comparable?
An 8.5m is going to be significantly cheaper to buy and operate also.
Thanks for any input!
First of all let me say that I've never been on a Hysucat, so anything I say after this point could be complete bo110x wrg to Hysucats, but here goes:-
EVERY cat that I've been on, be it sailing yacht, Super cat large fast ferry, Safehaven Wildcat; without exception have been a horrible vomit inducing ride
The way cats handle a rough sea causes a corkscrewing action that can have even the most iron stomached sailor hanging over the side.
What you do get is lots of deckspace for your money, but I'm not sure how this would work on a Seafari boat, you would end up with seats 3 abreast, so the middle row wouldn't have much of a view.
Just my 2 penneth & all IMHO.