Among cruising vessels, catamarans, once
thought odd and not viable on the ocean, are now becoming praised and
very much wanted. The room, the stability, the lack of heeling, and
the speed have made them quite growing commodity. The down side is the
cost. Most catamarans are expensive and justifiably so. The Gemini
coastal cruiser hit the market in the 1980's with a bullet and has
remained in the charts since, even though the last 3200 was produced
in 1993.The accommodations are good and the
electronic and navigation package is excellent. This is an attractive
boat with wonderful lines that looks fast even while sitting in her
slip. While not as big as boats like a Leopard, this Gemini comes
with lots of great things including speed and a good ride. And it's
priced to sell. There is plenty of room and the boat is just plain fun. The BOAT US review: http://www.boatus.com/boatreviews_bak/sail/gemini.asp See the Yacht Masters listing for more
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THE GOOD There is a new Suzuki 20
engine with less than 10 hours on it. Add that to new running rigging
and furler, and a new main halyard that was replace in January of this
year (2018) and you can see she is a great deal. Batteries were
replaced four years ago. The Garmin 400 series has local charts and
can be updated for any area, and to keep up with changes. There are 3
anchors for the boat: A 35# plow, a 25# plow, and a launch hook that
come with 150 chain and 300 feet of braided nylon rode. She does need
some TLC, although she can be sailed away immediately.
THE BAD This Gemini is a bit rough. Maybe more than a bit.
It's going to take a good deal of attention to be put in shape. While
we are not aware of any significant problems with the major systems
such as structure, engine, and sailing rig, it really needs a through
clean-up at a minimum. And then maybe canvas, fabrics, etc. We?re not
sure just what.
THE UGLY There is no ugly, just reality, which sometimes is
not very nice. The boat belongs to a man who took it over after
the untimely death of his son. And this man now has serious health
issues. That's why the boat has been neglected. And why it really
needs to be sold.
If you are in the market for a boat that has great potential and
can be bought right, this is one you should take a look at.