Draft hull/board: 0.4/1.1m
Weight empty: 1800 kg
Weight cwl: 3000 kg
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
offshore catamaran in the wood/epoxy composite construction system
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 yourself.
The hulls have the proven trapezoid cross section
as the PELICAN. For windward performance the boat has, depending on your choice, anti-vortex panels*, a single daggerboard in the port hull, and my favored solution a center daggerboard under the bridge deck. The daggerboard can be equipped with an automatic so that these turn 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 of sailing the oceans of the world.
Like all our boats, the boat is a (plywood/glass/epoxy composite construction. Any handy amateur can build this boat without difficulties and surprises.
Construction time around 1200hours.
*For an explanation of how these work, go to the anti-vortex article.