compass craft mini bridgedeck

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  1. guzzis3
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    guzzis3 Senior Member

    Hi all,

    I've posted this on the yahoo multihull builders group also.

    I'm going to look at a mini bridgedeck cat for sale locally. 20' fiberglass, usual red baron/ litle barrier etc type of thing.

    I thought I knew of every variant of this type of boat but have never heard of these. Owner says it has compass craft decals on sides and is different to a red baron.

    So the question is have any of you encountered this type of boat or have any ideas on wha it might be ?

    Thank you for reading.
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    red baron I have heard the name of but cannot recall - - - and Little Barrier is a NZ design with a 30ft variant manufactured for a while in Deagon, on the N side of the horse race track - He was burnt out a couple of years ago by an arsonist who set fire to a nearby business... It was called a "Great Barrier Express" - A good and fast sailing boat enjoyable in round-the-buoys-racing or careful coastal-cruising / weekend-outings...
     
  3. guzzis3
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    guzzis3 Senior Member

    No.

    Express multihulls built two catamarans.

    30' variant on Tennant's Great Barrier Express, lengthened to 30' and built in foam sandwich with a "sports deck", a pod on the bridgedeck open at the back. $100k sail away as I recall.

    Little Barrier was a 20' mini bridgedeck foam sandwich. Bare hull was $15k and sailaway was about $30k.

    http://yachthub.com/list/boats-for-...er-sold-by-lmyc-the-sailing-specialist/104422

    This is one recently listed and sold.

    Red baron built in western australia I believe. One of the early mini bridgedecks.

    http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/red-baron-20-catamaran/76667

    http://www.leisureboatsales.com.au/...baron-trailer-sailer-catamaran-1984-l230.html


    Thank you for the reply.
     

  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Enjoy
     
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