Latest Roger Hill Powercat Launched

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The latest Roger Hill-designed vessel, the 14m power catamaran, AYANA, has emerged from production at Noosa Marine for its Western Australian owners.

The fully-custom designed and built power cat is replete with unique features befitting a luxurious liveaboard vessel. With her planing hull, AYANA was constructed to survey to offer day charters cruising Rottnest, Margaret River and the Swan River.

As Julian Griffiths, Director at Noosa Marine, explains: “AYANA weighs around 12.8 tonnes and has loads of extras. Her owner is an experienced boatie and wanted the works.”

AYANA is a spacious three-cabin multihull conceived for day charter, with a massive, versatile cockpit for entertaining or angling, which flows into the immense saloon, also decked out for socialising with dinette, galley, and large windows for panoramic views. The enclosed flybridge features the helm and an L-shaped lounge and dining table, while the aft deck is fitted with a davit for the vessel’s tender.

Designer Roger Hill said the list of ‘must-haves’ was daunting for him as a designer and for the team at Noosa Marine.

“From my perspective, the challenges involved weight control more than anything else. AYANA is a 14-metre superyacht. It probably has more fridges and freezers than any other 14-metre afloat! 


“There is no such thing as a boat that is not some form of resolved compromise. But this boat is probably as close to what the owners would say has everything they want in a 14-metre package, and from my point of view the biggest compromise will be the performance of the planing hull, which will still achieve around 28 knots,” says Hill.

Engineered by ATL to DNV-GL Certification requirements, Divinycell HM100 was the core specified for the DuFlex panels used for the construction of the hull bottom, lower topsides and transom. H.M. is capable of absorbing high dynamic impacts and slamming loads for fast marine hulls where higher toughness is required while providing excellent resistance to denting.

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