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Karen
11th April 2013, 11:30 PM
Goudsmit's prototype hybrid electric catamaran with the Green Motion system is up for sale it seems.

Those eager to be an - ahem - "early adopter" and with US $1 million to spare see here (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2010/African-Cats-GreenCat-445-2537468/Netherlands#.UWc30K74K5E).

44C
12th April 2013, 11:05 PM
LOL! What a bargain! Think of all the diesel you could save!::)

OR.... you could buy a conventional 44 foot cat for something like half that, and you'd NEVER spend $500k on diesel.

Where are Sigmasailor and Pete Mitchell? Here's your chance to save the planet!::)

D&D
12th April 2013, 11:27 PM
LOL! What a bargain! Think of all the diesel you could save!::)

OR.... you could buy a conventional 44 foot cat for something like half that, and you'd NEVER spend $500k on diesel.

Where are Sigmasailor and Pete Mitchell? Here's your chance to save the planet!::)

What 44C said!:thumb

2hullsgood1hullbad
14th April 2013, 12:43 PM
One million dollars! You could get a proper boat for that! That one will be moored next to his St Francis 48 for some time to come I think....

ForumAdmin
14th April 2013, 07:09 PM
That St Francis 48 must be rotting well by now - its been there for many years ..... what a waste! With a realistic price it would have sold years ago.

Karen
14th April 2013, 07:47 PM
If you check on Goudsmit's website (http://www.africancats.com/models/) and look under Demonstrators, I think you'll find the St Francis 48 is no longer listed. It hasn't been for some time.

Back in October 2011, a new poster appeared on this forum appealing for help over that very boat. You can find the post here. (http://www.multihulls4us.com/forums/showpost.php?p=42315&postcount=28)

My understanding is this couple were so upset over the St Francis deal with Goudsmit, they took him to court. Unfortunately, they lost - Sigmasailor posted something to that effect, since the case and its outcome were made public in The Netherlands. You can find his post here (http://www.multihulls4us.com/forums/showpost.php?p=42423&postcount=42).

I hope I'm wrong, but they may just have had to buy the boat after all.

There is more to this story, but that's the bones of it, I think.

Karen

ForumAdmin
15th April 2013, 03:37 AM
Yes that is what happened. I gave some info to the couple. I do not know what happened after that though. I would like to know.