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2016 September 1 - 12:00 am

Exploring the native beauty of Tahiti is even better on the stable platform of the twin hulls of a catamaran

It started as an April Fools’ joke. I never would have thought of  Kyle Ryan as particularly gullible. He’s an experienced sailor, a big wave surfer and a divemaster. He has spent years at sea as an officer with NOAA. And he recently proved to be sound crew on a rough crossing from Fiji to New Zealand aboard my Beneteau 473. Which is why I was surprised when he believed the ridiculous story my wife and I concocted in the early morning hours of April 1.Schedule

Perry on Design

  • X4

    A modern Danish design that offers a powerful sailplan

  • This slick sportboat offers speed and handling with Kiwi flair

  • A unique underbody should make for shallow-water sailing in style and comfort

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