Catamarans International has a 20m luxury long-range cruiser under construction that could be completed in time for the Americas Cup.
This superb vessel has a massive aft deck, a fully enclosed flybridge and an impressive interior layout. It is currently being taken to the weather tight stage at Craig Partridge Yachts in Kerikeri. Work includes all the internal hull structure, flybridge painted and fitted with all glass installed. Construction is of the highest standard with certified structural engineering, Kevlar-reinforced hulls and is built to New Zealand survey requirements.
Because the interior fit-out is in the early stages, there is plenty of scope for owner input. A highlight of the proposed layout includes a full-beam master cabin with king-size bed, office space, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. There are options for three further cabins, one with bunks if required.
The vessel has long range cruise capabilities with the Pacific Islands and Australia easily achievable. Projected speed range is 18-22 knots cruise with a top speed of 26-28 knots depending on completed weight and engine size chosen. The addition of foils will give another 2-3 knots with a much-reduced fuel burn and enhanced sea keeping abilities.
This is an opportunity to purchase a top quality vessel with a reduced build time, allowing for extensive owner input offered at a significantly reduced cost.