SPECIFICATION

LOA/LWL:                   8.60m
Beam:                      5.60m
Draft hull/board:         0.4/1.1m
Weight empty:            1800   kg
Weight cwl:              3000   kg
Sail area
Main:                     27   m2
Jib                       10   m2
Reacher:                  26   m2
L/B ratio:                1:2
L/B ratio hulls:          1:11
Prismatic coefficient:    0.569
Righting moment max.:     5600 kgm
Optimum speed:            21.5 kn
Outboard engines          2x 6 HP
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offshore catamaran in the wood/epoxy composite construction system
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KD 860
This  proven offshore cruiser is sailing the world over. In the meantime many improvements and additions are available for this successful catamaran all are shown in the plans.        
The performance of this boat is exceptional on all courses to the wind. To make sure of this, the boat  is light and has a low streamlined profile for      
windward performance. The study plans include  diagrams for speed prediction and dynamic stability, so you can see for your self.                       
The hulls have the proven trapezoid cross section   
as the PELICAN. For wind ward performance the  boat has, depending on your choice, anti-vortex panels*, a single dagger board in the port hull and my favored solution a a center dagger board under the bridge deck. The dagger board can be equipped with an automatic, so that these turns back to prevent damage to the hull.
With a draft of only 0,4m you can sail in coves other boats can not reach, but the boat has proven itself to be capable to sail the oceans of the world.
                                      
The boat is, like all our boats, a (plywood/glass/epoxy composite construction. Any handy amateur can build this boat without difficulties and surprises. 
Construction time  around 1200hours.

*For an  explanation how these work go to the anti vortex article.


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