What Cat for $200-300k? in MarineTalk Posted January 12, 2019 Defining what you really want is important. If sailing is important then it limits your options somewhat. If a cat doesn’t have boards it will struggle to point upwind. And if you want boards the options are again more limited. I’d have a Seawind over a lot of the European production cats, most of which are very charter, floating apartment oriented. At least the Seawinds were designed & built to sail, although they are also quite charted boat oriented. As mentioned, Fusion 40 are a good all rounder. Also some of the Schionnings are great boats, but not production so you’d have to check out the build quality. They are also quite lightly designed & built, to me a better coastal cruiser than an offshore boat. But plenty of people will rightly point out they do lots of offshore miles.