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Broadblue Catamaran

Broadblue is a UK company based at Thornham Marina, Emsworth, Emgland. Andrzej Armiński's shipyard is Projektowanie i Budowa Jachtów, and they build the Broadblue 385, Rapier 400 and Broadblue 346 catamarans for Broadblue. Yes, the hull's are Polish-built and finished in the United Kingdom. They're solid glass, .5 to 1.25 inches thick below the waterline, with Kevlar reinforcing in high-load areas. Elsewhere, the hulls are cored with end-grain balsa, as are the decks. The skeg-hung rudders are the same depth as the keels, which allows the boat to be beached for maintenance, thus avoiding the hassle of finding a yard that can haul a cat, which can sometimes prove difficult in foreign ports. The keels are integrally molded with the hull and sealed off, making them the first defense against damage should the boat be accidentally grounded. They're each fitted with a stainless-steel shoe, making damage less likely.

The Broadblue company is a decendent of the Prout line of catamarans and their boats still feature the Prout "Aft-Rig", which uses a large Jib and smaller mailsail. The Broadblue sales office is now at the Multihull World base in Emsworth.

The Broadblue catamarans will suit sailors who place higher priority on seakeeping properties and ability to carry stores for extended, comfortable cruising than on exciting performance and fast passages. Broadblue have been building world-class cruising catamarans for the past decade. Renowned for their exemplary performance and speed, luxury live-aboard comfort and safety, our catamarans are built in Poland and Cornwall.

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