| Length||9.0 m|
| Displacement||6500-7500 kg|
| Hull Draft||0.85 m|
| LWL||7.9 m|
| Hull Weight||4500 kg steel|
| Beam||3.8 m|
| Max Speed||12 kn|
| Motor capacity||2 x 60 hp|
| Fuel Type||Diesel|
| Fuel Capacity||700 litres|
A 9 metre steel power catamaran for long distance economical cruising. The alternative way of spacious live a board cruising under power. Also available in aluminium construction and a 4 stroke outboard version in steel or aluminium. An exceptional design. There is nothing else like this seagoing cat on the internet
Steel, or steel extended version , also aluminium construction with extended cabin and flybridge
Single chine catamaran
Hull tunnel to waterline is 300mm loaded and 370mm light
Propeller dia 400mm. Fresh water 200 litres. Sewage tank 60 litres.
Intended for living aboard for extended periods in the Med. where provisions are available on a weekly basis. This craft was designed so that all nominated fitting out items including tanks etc. were available from the Vertus catalogue, which is readily available world wide. Accommodation is two double berths forward, galley and dinette in wheelhouse saloon. The cockpit is relatively large and is ideal for relaxing outdoors. The shower/toilet space is unusual in that the toiler is located at a lower level on one side and the shower on the starboard side. There is internal entry to each of the machinery spaces with larger maintenance hatched in the cockpit. Sub division with bulkheads make this a very safe boat.
The engines shown in the plan are 60hp Dutz as shown in the Vertus catalogue
At first we thought that a 9 metre steel catamaran would not be practical. A preliminary design established that providing it was built in 3mm plate,with fabricated frames and tunnel beams,a satisfactory design was possible. The hulls are deep to carry the additional weight and the craft is designed to run at displacement speed with initial estimates indicating a top speed of 14 knots and a very economical cruising speed of 10 knots. Particular attention has been given to the machinery installation with the hull aft designed to accommodate the propellers, reduce draught and enable the catamaran to sit on the bottom. The original craft was designed in 2002 for use cruising the Greek islands.
The advantage of steel is that the craft can be built in the open and shot blasted and epoxy painted on completion of the steel fabrication.
An aluminium version is available.