Hello everyone, I'm new to this site and was told to post my question here as there is a lot of knowledge on this site.
I'm getting ready to purchase a boat. I'm looking at the 46' Cigarette and a couple of Catamaran boats. The two cats I'm looking at are the 44' MTI or the 44' Nor-Tech. Whichever boat I get will be powered with twin 1075 hp motors. I've done a lot of research on the three and am going to test drive each one before making my choice.
I already know things like it is easier to get into the cabin on the Cig than the cat boats, and that the cats really need to have a tilt trailer to haul them, can be done without, but if I'm going to get a cat then I'm going to spend the extra money on the tilt trailer. I do like the fact that in the cats I can get a seat in the rear for 4 instead on 3 like on the Cig.
As for who will be on the boat it will be my wife and I and our two boys. We will be using the boat at Lake Havasu, Lake Powell and out on the ocean at times. And of course for the poker runs, wherever that may lead us.
I've had people tell me that the cats are more stable and I've been told that the V bottom is. I know the cats that I'm looking at will top out around 150 mph and the Cig around 118. So far the cats have a point for speed.
What I would like everyone here that reads this to do for me is to give me there pros and cons of the boats if you have experience with them. Also if you are a fan of the cat boats tell me which one you think is a better boat and why you think that. The MTI or the Nor-Tech.