Since I started 1980 designing multi hull regularly I designed catamarans for different purposes. Or I was drawing different concepts. This page covers some of them.
The ZEEMAN is a 60 ft cat. The boat was designed 1990. Henk de Velde was sailing this boat twice non stop around the world. After a collision with a freighter almost at the finish of the first time, the boat was lengthened to 22 m. With the new sponsor he was trying for a second time to break the solo non stop around the world record. He missed by some hours. The hulls are strip planking constructions. The beams a plywood/carbon/glass composite. The weight of the 60 ft version was 5400 kg. The C 1000 is still sailing in the Netherlands
Back to the future The COMORANT is a live on board cat. The boat was designed for a Dutch owner. Construction is wood/foam/glass epoxy . This boat has any possible comfort for 6 persons.
For more info go to the COMORANT page.
This planing cat was designed 1988. For the hull shape I used the data from Prantl. He made a lot of tests for low power water aircraft pontoons. The boat was also planing on the wind as shown on the left picture. We where sponsored for one year by TENSON. Time prevented more tests and I lost the plans. For experimenters; a customer send me the plans. If you interested. The plan can be had for a give away price. Visit P 5000 page.
This was our first cabin catamaran, designed 1983. Length 6,5m beam 3,2m. The boat was built in three months. As you can see we used a parallel rig. This was a fast and low maintenance and fun boat.
The KD 165 was designed in the year 1993 for a South African customer. The boat is designed as a very comfortable charter cat.
Length 16,5, beam 9,3m. I have no idea if the boat was ever build.