Robert Holbrook was a keelboat and dinghy sailor who knew little about multihulls until he sailed a Corsair F24 – he was hooked, and bought one for himself. He cruised this trailerable trimaran in Scotland, the Baltic and the West Coast of Sweden in addition to the odd MOCRA race.
In 2004 he purchased a Catana 431 which was kept in the Caribbean before going through the Panama Canal to Australia. He enjoys the Catana, as a good compromise between performance and comfort, with reasonable volume and privacy for those on board, a good turn of speed, high bridgedeck clearance and he particularly likes its windward performance when compared with multihulls without daggerboards. Importantly the family enjoy life on board and feel safe in it. The family have faced some severe weather and grown in confidence with the boat and find it meets their needs well.
Robert is also the founder of Admiral Marine, insurance specialists for cruising yachts.
World Cruising Club are organising a panel discussion with panelists who have taken their own catamarans across oceans and around the world. The forum is free to attend, but as places are limited, you will need to register in advance. The discussion will cover choosing the right boat, safety, blue water cruising essentials and more. […]