This is our smallest offshore cruiser. A sea worthy 
fast cruiser catamaran for a family of four.        
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 anti-vortex panels. These work a lot better
as low aspect ratio keels and are not as prone to   
damage as boards. Besides, why spoil one of the     
best advantages of a multi hull, low draft, to enter
coves etc a keel boat never can enter? For an       
explanation how these work go to the anti vortex    
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 1200 hours.

LOA/LWL:                   8.60m
Beam:                      5.60m
Draft hull/rudder:         0.4/0.7m
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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