Ron Given is one of New Zealand’s foremost powercat designers and his 16m offshore displacement powercat is aimed at combining efficient construction methods, materials and economical running costs. Intended use in voyaging and holidaying between NZ and Aus and Southwest Pacific islands. It has an open water cruise speed of 12/14 knots and frugal fuel consumption.
The accommodation layout leans towards the offshore sailing catamarans that have proven more habitable and comfortable in open water. The flybridge bimini folds down when running offshore and a cover protects the open area. There are twin steering stations, one in the open flybridge and the other in the saloon.
The inflatable RIB can be hung on davits across the stern when cruising, and is designed to be placed under the flybridge cover when making ocean passages.
The well tested 15m hull form, with 15.25m LWL and 7.00m beam is comfortable in adverse sea conditions. The Given 16m powercat displaces 14.5 tonnes (mid load) and is powered by a pair of diesels 200-300hp through shafts.