Jeffrey Phillips, an experienced cat owner and sailor, joined The Multihull Company’s Phil Berman on a short, brisk sail along the Florida coast last winter following the Strictly Sail Miami boat show. Multihulls Quarterly caught up with Phillips by phone to hear about the new boat and how she sailed.
MQ: What is your experience with cruising cats?
Jeffrey Phillips: I owned power cats initially and cruised them around Florida and the Bahamas. Eight years ago I decided to switch to a sailing cat. I hated pouring all that money into the fuel tanks of the power cats. It’s funny because most people make the transition in the other direction, from sail to power.
MQ: What did you choose for your first sailing cat?