|DIMENSIONS & DATA:
||2 x 450 hp
||2000 nautical miles
Although well renowned as wavepiercer designers, the CLD team are also
starting to draw conventional catamarans including this 15m gamefisher
for a New Zealand client.
The boat is arranged as a half bridge, with the huge day head and galley
located below the helm station and saloon. Cleverly, the dayhead
and galley can be accessed from either the cockpit or the saloon, which
seats up to ten people at two dinettes.
The helm station is placed well aft and allows clear, unrestricted views
to the cockpit and game chair as well as excellent forward visibility.
Reflecting a likely future for the boat in game fish charter work, the
helm station also offers separate pilot berths for skipper and deck
hand when the boat is fully booked with guests. This is also a useful
feature for stormy nights at anchor when the captain wants to be close
to instruments and helm whilst getting some rest.
Fitting just inside the MSA 15m survey limit that dictates more complex
and expensive systems, the boat offers four double cabins, each with a
standard household queen sized mattress and there is an option for each
cabin to have ensuite bathrooms if desired.
The hulls are a development of the displacement hulls used to good effective
on the legendary wavepiercer, Ultimate Lady, well proven as a highly efficient
hull form. Requiring less than 300hp per side to maintain a 22 knot
cruise, the boat will probably see twin 450hp Caterpillar diesels installed,
offering sprint speeds approaching 30 knots and a continuous cruise in
the low twenties.
The boat also borrows from the experiences gained by the crew of Ultimate
Lady in her cockpit design with surprisingly minor modifications to what
is a well proven format for handling big gamefish around what is a fairly
unconventional transom to those used to more traditional game fish cockpits.
Intended for game fishing from East Cape to the Three Kings, the boat is
also likely to cruise the Pacific, chasing game fish to Tonga and beyond,
exploiting her 2000 nautical mile range.
Construction will be in well proven E-glass, epoxy foam sandwich composite
to Germanischer Lloyd survey requirements.
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