October 2007 Issue
TomCat 9.7. - Practical Sailor New Boat Review: Quality Construction, Unique Engineering and Stability Characterize the Father-and-Son Built TomCat 9.7.
This 32-foot coastal cruising cat, with above-average performance and spacious accommodations, delivers a responsive and rewarding ride.
Being one of the smallest cruising catamarans on the market brands the TomCat 9.7 (www.tomcatboats.com) entry level, but we find that term misleading and unfair. Theres much more to the joy of a sailing catamaran than speedo numbers. The 9.7 might not out-drag most of its rivals, but it can, we think, deliver more of what sailors are after when they turn off the auxiliary. And, in many respects, it makes shoal-water sailing safer and more relaxing. If youre looking at a Maine Cat 30 or a Gemini 105Mc from Performance Cruising, the TomCat also deserves a look.
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