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Josepheline, a Lightwave 38, glides along under screacher and main. Having cruised the cat about 35,000 miles, PS contributor Jonathan Neeves offers some candid reviews on gear that has survived ocean testing and gear that has failed.

Taking the Other Way Home

When it comes to cruising gear, it pays to think outside the box.

Our 38-foot catamaran, Josepheline, was built by Lightwave Yachts near Brisbane, Australia. Josepheline draws 3 feet, 6 inches and has a 22-foot beam. It is a fairly conventional design: mini fin keels, two forward queen berths under the bridgedeck, a double berth aft to starboard, and a decent sized shower and head located aft in the port hull. She’s stood the test of time—and distance. We’ve cruised about 35,000 nautical miles aboard Josepheline.

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