12.6m WAVEPIERCER CATAMARAN


DIMENSIONS & DATA:
CONSTRUCTION  Alloy
LENGTH  12.6 m
BEAM  4.4 m
DRAFT  0.9 m
POWER  2 x 200 hp
CRUISE  18 knots
SPRINT  23 knots
DESIGN COMMENTS: 

12.6m Wavepiercer Catamaran

The craft is intended to fulfil the role of a high quality, privately operated motor yacht, capable of operating in coastal conditions and supporting up to six guests. The boat was originally drawn at just over 11m length overall with a water-jet drive.  The vessel subsequently grew to 12.6m and is now conventional shaft driven submerged propellers. The powering is supplied by twin marinsed Toyota Landcruiser diesel engines. The vessel will eventually incorporate a lifting platform at the aft end to launch and retrieve a large jetski.

The boat is being built by the owner, a New Zealander based in Christchurch. The build is well under way as shown on the photos at the end of this page. The boat will be swing moored in the Marlborough Sounds and will be used for bottom fishing, for diving and general entertainment.

The accomodation comproses a big king-size cabin up forward with another two cabins either twin or double in each hull.  There is full standing headroom in throughout. There is a large comfortable shared wheelhouse/dinette/galley and a 2.5m long , full beam cockpit, plus separate head and shower compartments.  An external ladder provides access to an upper level flying bridge / sun bathing area.


"12.6m WAVEPIERCER BUILD"


Transom frame
Hull frames
Hull frames
Custom rudder blades (beautiful)
Keel plate
Stringers about to go on
From behind!
Shell plating started
Patterning for plating
Centre hull / wavebreak
Plating of hulls completed
Transom
Showing the topsides
Framing to prevent weld distortion
Ready to roll...
Rolling...
Rolled... One proud owner


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