Yesterday the Miami International Boatshow opened in Miami (USA), positioned as the largest yachting exhibition in the world in general. It includes a separate exhibition of sailing vessels called Strictly Sail Miami.
It's rather odd - given that there are so many inland waterways in the U.S. that it's probably more capable with a motorboat, America is still washed by two oceans, after all. And the Great Lakes in the North provide sailors with plenty of room to explore. Nevertheless there are very few sailing yachts at the show.
However we must admit another phenomenon - plenty of catamarans. They (as far as companies are represented) even outnumber monohulls. And it is very understandable - American marinas are not yet as saturated as their European counterparts where the mooring issue has already risen to the top of the list. And a monohull requires twice as much space as a monohull of the same length. And yes, of course, in the warm waters of Florida or California a catamaran looks pretty good. What about inhabitants of, say, Seattle?
In general, these Americans are strange people. That ride on a
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