We are frequently asked, “What is the displacement of your vessel?” It seems to be the question of the month and appears to have spilled over from the marketing of the hypothetical “ocean going trawler”, cast iron bathtubs presumably trumping canoes.
When the design was first being developed, a stability study was undertaken to establish some parameters to apply. The company always had a very close relationship with its customers and the prevailing philosophy demanded that the new boat could be handed over with confidence to its trusting owners.
As a prospective live-aboard catamaran buyer, you have to make sure that the design you select is consistent with your particular cruising requirements. The tempered opinion that is frequently espoused in magazine articles intended to offend no advertiser may suggest that there is no particular right design for your usage, this isn’t true, and there is a variety of definitely wrong ones.