Two New Powercat Designs From Roger Hill

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13.3m Alloy displacement hull power cat.

New Zealand’s busiest power cat designer Roger Hill, has some very cool new commissions underway, including these two very different designs.

The 13.3m Alloy displacement power cat is optimised for fishing, no aft platform, lots of bulwark length and cockpit volume for multiple anglers, game chair options, and a unique lifting platform between the hulls that can be used for swimming and diving off, landing very large fish, etc.

Built out of alloy plate with an efficient displacement hull, it will be a robust boat with a commercial type finish around the fishing area aft and a more upmarket yacht finish to the front of the cockpit and the interior. Helm station will be up in the semi-enclosed flybridge with additional seating and a davit crane for the tender.

The interior lower deck layout is organised around an ‘owner’s’ side with large sleeping cabin and bathroom and on the port side the crew accommodation in two separate cabins.

On the main deck in the saloon, there is a good-sized galley and dinette and a second bathroom adjacent in the forward end of the cockpit.

12m Alloy planing hull power cat.

This design has been developed for a commercial boat builder as a stock design they can market and sell as a ‘production’ built unit. The hull is an asymmetric planing type with the option of a lifting foil for improved fuel efficiency and top speed.

The cabin top and the cockpit cabinets and furniture are built from foam-cored composite for a very high quality finish. The lower deck layout has symmetrical double berth cabins forward with a large bathroom to starboard and a large single berth to port amidships.

On the main deck in the saloon the raised helm station with twin seats behind a large curved glass windscreen with minimal mullions for excellent visibility and behind it the galley and dinette opposite.

The cockpit/cabin entry has a flush sill with a large sliding door assembly that gives the bulkhead a contemporary full width glass look.

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