The Esprit 920 power catamaran was conceived as a low cost coastal cruiser, aimed principally at the family cruising market, although with both potential for charter and strong appeal to older couples, who might share some of their time aboard with extended family and friends.

The Esprit 920 offers the ride comfort, range and interior volume of a big boat, but with the upfront, running and maintenance costs of a small boat – a combination that her designers, builders and owners believe is a winner.

An interesting feature of the boat – taking advantage of it’s wide beam - is the ability to carry, launch and retrieve a seriously big tender – the layouts show a 13’ dinghy carried on stern davits.  This not only permits the full ship’s complement to get ashore without a number of trips out and back, but also allows the Esprit 920 to be treated as a mother ship. The tender is more than capable of carrying two to three passengers on a fishing foray or a dive expedition independently of the larger vessel – perfect if some wish to quietly read or sunbathe on board the Esprit 920 in a quiet bay whilst others are more active in the tender. 

The hulls are a development of Craig Loomes’ highly successful round bilged transitional catamaran hull form, offering the wide beam and internal volume of a planing hull with the efficiency of a displacement hull.  The fine entry offers excellent sea keeping and spray control and the large water plane area reduces immersion as the hull is loaded with passengers, fuel, water and stores.  Bridge deck clearance is high – a reflection of the designer’s desire to offer a boat capable of braving conditions that not many would willingly choose to confront, but are sometimes forced to.

Grounding keels are included on each demi-hull, allowing the boat to take the beach for scrubbing without damage to either sail drive leg, or outboard leg when fully down.


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