LENGTH 14.4 m
BEAM 5.4 m
DRAFT (leg  up) 1.2 m
POWER 2 x 715 hp
FUEL 2280 litres
CRUISE 25 knots
SPRINT 34 knots
RANGE (25 knots) 600 nautical miles

14m Powercat

This vessel is a repeat order for an existing CLD client who previously owned one of our 11m power catamarans. She is intended to perform the same basic duties as the 11m, (coastal family cruising, fishing, diving), but with increased accomodations and longer autonomy. The vessel may be offered for passenger charter operations and has been designed and constructed to New Zealand MSA Restricted Coastal survey requirements and will operate under the Safe Ship Management program. 

Construction is from medium-tech foam sandwich composite, utilizing epoxy resins, cross-linked PVC foams and E-glass stitched/knitted reinforcements.  Some carbon fibre unidirectional material is specified in stiffness critical members where it is considered cost effective to do so. The vessel is being built by Calibre Boatbuilders NZ Ltd. (Please see build pictures at the end of this page.

Powering is via twin conventional shaft driven propellers housed in semi-tunnels for reduced draft. The propellers and rudders are protected by a grounding skeg. Trim tabs are fitte either side of the tunnel to enable optimum running trim in  varying sea states.

Comfortable accommodations are provided for 6 people. The available space has not been crammed full of accomodation which results in a spaceous layout with ample storage and floor space in the cabins, heads & galley areas. The arrangement is divided into four basic areas – the accomodation cabins, the main saloon/helm station and galley, the head and shower compartment and the cockpit. 

A) Accommodation Cabins

The two forward accommodation cabins are made up of the Master Cabin to Port and the forward Singles Cabin to Starboard and are entered via doors off the main landing that is accessed from stairs at the forward end of the saloon. There is also a Guest Cabin located to Starboard and aft of the forward singles Cabin also accessed via the same main way. The Master Cabin has access to its own private Ensuite aft, and the Guest Cabin has direct access to the Day Head, also located aft of the cabin and to Starboard. This guest cabin can be accessed via the cockpit and vice versa through the dayhead.

Full standing head room is available in all of three cabins in way of the demihulls, however some headroom is lost at the forward end of the bunk in the forward singles cabin and above the wing deck in the starboard Guest Cabin.

The Master Cabin houses a standard, inner sprung queen sized mattress, and the forward singles Cabin houses two single mattresses. The Guest Cabin houses a custom formed queen sized mattress.

The bulkhead at the head of the Master bed has an upholstered headboard and two wall mounted halogen/LED reading lamps with switch located at the bedside tables.  A locker is located to the port side of the cabin and runs full length from the forward bulkhead to the aft bulkhead to permit stowage of personal gear, books etc. There is also a corner hanging locker located aft near the foot of the berth, adjacent to the hallway linen cupboard.

B) Helm Station/Saloon/Galley

The main saloon area is accessed via an entry door in the cockpit bulkhead. The galley is located along the port side of this interior volume and comprises a work bench and under mounted basin.
A combination Microwave/Convection Oven is mounted under the bench and a  four plate electric induction cooktop is located next to a single drawer dish washer that separates the oven from the basin. An integrated fridge freezer is concealed behind a full height teak cabinet as you enter the main saloon area.

There are small scaled stowage lockers for dry stores, crockery or glassware mounted above the work bench at the forward end of the galley. There are further stowage lockers and drawers for cutlery, crockery, cleaning equipment and dry stores located under the bench top.  All joinery is wax finished, non-filled grain teak.

The dinette is located to starboard and is comprised of an inbuilt dinette seat for four to six persons.  A shallow locker space is available under the seat base.  A custom made height adjustable table with inlay detail is to be mounted about the settee shape’s centreline. The table is to allow outboard extension, providing a full dinning surface for entire dinette. 

The helm station is located aft of the dinette and to starboard. The wrap-around helm console comprises of an electric steering jog lever, engine and transmission control levers, engine start/stop and instrument panel, radar, GPS chart plotter and colour sounder display screens. Additional space in the form of recessed pockets and a glove box are to be provided for the storage of small items such as cell phones and car keys etc, preferably with non slip linings internally. A VHF radio, anchor chain counter, windscreen wash/wipe controls and various other minor instruments are also located within the console unit. 

A curving binnacle cover is arranged to minimise reflections from instruments onto the windscreen, particularly whilst cruising at night. Two large fully adjustable helm chairs are mounted aft of the helm console and are to be placed for best ergonomic practicality. 

C) Head and Shower Compartments

The day head and master ensuite head both contain shower compartments that can separate from each other via a concertina door. The day head is accessible from both the cockpit and guest cabins in the accommodation deck.

The head compartment house toilets and under mounted hand basins. The toilets are flushed by a push button – dumping the contents directly to the black water tank below.  The toilets flush with freshwater. Lockers are located under the vanity units and additional storage for small toiletry items are mounted directly to the wall. Mirrors incorporated with de-misting pads are fitted above the vanities. Each compartment includes passive means of ventilation, allowing these wet areas to breathe and dry naturally.

D) Cockpit

The cockpit is split into two areas. A dry area and a wet area. The dry area is located between the wet area and immediately aft of the main saloon. The deck is Located 3 steps down from the main saloon and 1 step up from the aft central fishing deck. The area measures approximately 2.1m x 4.4m and will be used for alfresco dining and for general outdoor entertaining. From this area access is gained into the main saloon via a 90 degree curved staircase on centreline. Plant room / tackle room and the day head are accessed via two port and starboard stairwells respectively.
Hatches let into the sole above each demi-hull permit access to each engine room and a central hatch in way of the central nacelle provides access to a small locker suitable for stowing two dive bottles, gaffs, boat hooks and scrubbing brushes.

The wet area is located aft of the cockpit dry area and in itself is separated into three areas by two port and starboard spiral staircases. The upper central deck is the main fishing platform and provision should be made to house a central game chair. Removable stainless steel staples surround the platforms aft edge to assist in tender stowage. The removable staples will each include permanent stainless steel rod holders suitably located and positioned. Provision is to be made to include a suitably sized bait board that can fit into any unused of the unused. At the forward end of the platform located port and starboard of the step on centreline are two small units that include a bait station and viewable live bait tank portside, a sink wash area with Hapuka / tender winch is to starboard. At the outboard edge both port and starboard are four hatches utilizing the space in the vessel gusset. 

Stepping down the three stepped spiral stairs leads to the quarter wet decks, this area will be used for dockside and water access as well as for general docking and tender boarding.

Demihull frames
Demihull faom core & inside skin
Demihull outside skin prep
Demihull outside skin
Main hull frames
Carbon fibre pad layers
Main hull bows
Fitting internal structure
Internal Structure
Joining hulls
Cockpit unit
Aft quarter
Cabin top frames
Foam sandwich interior
Hard top fabrication


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