|DIMENSIONS & DATA:
|DRAFT (leg down / up)
||0.99 / 0.56 m
||2 x 260 hp
||390 nautical miles
This conservatively styled power catamaran was designed to meet the
requirements of day boating in the Pacific North West and its performance
certainly belies its looks.
Twin 260hp diesel stern legs offer a sprint speed in light ship condition
of 40 knots and an easy cruise of 35 knots. Even with 500 litres
of fuel, 100 litres of water, dive gear and five passengers on board, the
boat still achieves 37 knots.
Importantly, the boat is also able to maintain 30 knot cruise speeds
with an outstandingly smooth ride in rough water conditions that would
have similar length monohulls crashing and pounding to uncomfortable if
not unsafe extents.
In day boat configuration, the design offers a spacious double cabin
and an equally large shower and head compartment with guests bunking down
on the convertible berth/dinette in the surprisingly roomy saloon.
The catamaran configuration offers a number of different layout options,
including a second double or twin share cabin, making the boat more practical
for extended cruising.
For those with less of a need to cruise at high speed and with a lesser
budget, the hulls on this design can also be reconfigured to more efficient,
slower speed displacement forms. These hulls will return 20 knot
cruise speeds for significantly less horsepower with a proportionately
lower outlay on engines and fuel.
The vessel was built by Calibre
Boatbuilders NZ Ltd
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