- The design brief for this vessel is for a fast 40 foot
bridge-deck catamaran that could cruise comfortably with a crew of six for
long weekends or holidays and have the potential to be sailed offshore by 2
to 4 people, with an extra cabin for guests once in port.
- The rig is a double swept spreader fractional
configuration with a non overlapping self tacking headsail on a roller
furler. The design is for a retractable prod for gennakers and 3/4 hoist
drifter which sheets onto the bridge-deck cabin top. All halyards are led
aft to the rear beam below the bridge deck.
- The deck layout is simple with a series of lockers
in forward end of bridge deck. There is storage lockers in the forward end
of the floats with access through the decks. The genset is in between the
two double cabins with access through a hatch in front of the mast. The
mainsheet controls are split to each helm station and are on the cabin top,
for easy reach to the helmsman.
- The hulls aft are open on the inside for easy access in
and out of the dinghy. The steps up to the cockpit area have a clear walkway
around the ends of the aft beam. There is a sink each side of the cockpit
with pull out shower nozzles. The cockpit has a removable table with built
in seats each side of the companionway doors.
- Inside to port is the navigation station with a fridge
under the chart table. The 'U' shaped dinette is raised to give better
visibility out of the saloon windows while seated. The galley is also in the
bridge-deck so as to keep the cook in the social area, it is easier to
entertain from here while the crew is
relaxing in the sun than if the galley was to be in a float which also
clutters up the narrow companionway.
- To port in the floats, forward is a ensuite for the
owners cabin that has a double bunk with dresser aft. The outboard side of
the floats has a series of narrow shelves and lockers to stiffen up the
topsides. The center-case is supported by the companionway bulkhead.
Aft of the steps is the double guest cabin.
- To starboard and forward is double cabin with either
stowage or a single bunk in the bow. Aft in the companionway is the main
fridge and freezer units, with lockers out board again. Aft behind the
steps is a toilet and vanity unit with a separate shower compartment, with a
seat while showering under way. The water tanks are under the sole in
- The engines are forward of the aft beam under the cockpit sole and could be up to 50hp sail drive units.
|DRAFT BOARD UP||.75 metres|
|DRAFT BOARD DOWN||2.0 metres|
|DISPLACEMENT||8500 Kgs dry
6000 Kgs loaded
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