Profab Engineering are currently building the first of a new Roger Hill designed 12m powercat.
Based in Palmeston North and with a reputation for building high quality alloy boats for the commercial and recreational markets, Profab Engineering is now offering their own semi-custom powercat. Due to be launched in the first quarter of 2021 Profab have spent the last 22 years producing some of New Zealand’s largest commercial boats and believe there is a opening in the market for a production 12m catamaran.
The boat has an overall length of 12.1m, a beam of 4.7m and lightship displacement of 10.25 ton, Fitted with a pair of Iveco 370HP engines through a conventional shaft drive, the boat will cruise at 25 knots and have a max speed of 33 knots. An optional foil can be fitted between the hulls pushing the top speed out to 40knots. The hull design has proven itself to be very slippery and fuel efficient and having 1600 litres of fuel capacity, the boat will have a substantial range.
The interior is to be fitted out in a modern European finish with light, modern colours throughout. There are to be three cabins with the forward port and starboard being doubles and the port aft being a large super single. The starboard-aft, lower hull behind the master cabin is where the main bathroom is to be situated with a walk-in shower cubicle and toilet.
The main cockpit area is to have solid walls and be fitted out with a composite freezer/seat to port and additional seat to starboard. The transom will be finished with composite cabinetry; one of which will house a BBQ and the other a sink and wash station. The plan is to integrate some composite parts into the build, such as the cockpit cabinetry and also the roof of the boat to soften the aluminium look and add some soft corners. The exterior is to be painted in the clients preferred colour scheme.