- Were you satisfied with your Nauticat boat in hazardous climatic conditions?
- Oh yes, very much indeed. I have felt perfectly safe in all conditions. I experienced a storm of about 50 knot winds, but I have always felt as comfortable as one can feel in those conditions. Certainly, it is hard not to get seasick when conditions are that rough, but the boat has always handled everything perfectly.
The boat I have was apparently Sparkman & Stephens
, which was designed for Nauticat, and I know they were building on the type of pilot house for their 42-footers, for example. I think it’s amazing that you can get everything you want in a design, and also from a sailing perspective, and with such quality that, even 30 years later, it stands without competition. Someone might say, if you want to sail really fast, then get a power boat, or if you want to travel really comfortably, then a Nauticat is perfect. It sails really well.- Could you describe some of the pros and cons of the boat from a personal point of view?
- There are at least 4 advantages of Nauticat I would like to share with you:
- I think space is very important. When we have been out so long, it is nice to have the three cabins and a dinette area where we can all find privacy.
- The boat also sails extremely well, and has an engine that I can rely on. I am sure this is important in terms of safety consideration.
- I can also set the boat to sail reliably in any direction and I never need to adjust until I want to change course.
- The boat can also handle any kind of weather, and it is very nice to be able to steer from indoors. There is no fun having the wind and rain in your face, and it is really nice being able to steer from a more comfortable position.