Let’s start with perhaps one of the more interesting ones. Over the past few years we have been developing our design skills and knowledge around these foil assisted asymmetric planing hull cats. Like most design processes it is a bit of an evolutionary situation, starting with the 17m ‘Voodoo’ and then the new 18m semi production design of which there have been 3 launched to date and two more started.
Each boat is a bit different and each needs to have the foil design optimised to specifically suit. The end result is a very high standard, luxury, live aboard power cat that can do ocean passages at an average speed around 28 to 33 knots. Something that is currently quite unique in that class and size compared to mono hull pleasure vessels offered on the market.
The new 20m design is taking that design process to the next level. The first boat out of the moulds will be a full resin infused carbon fibre and foam core laminate to minimise the weight and maximise the strength and give the best performance possible. Top speed will be 45 knots, cruising speed with the same minimal fuel burn will be from around 18 knots up to 35 knots.
The helipad is a feature for this first owner and not mandatory.