On the checklist were requests for a power cat that could operate comfortably in the Pacific as a long-range cruiser, with a cruising range of 2500nm to comfortably make it to the islands, while also retaining the ability to handle rough weather. Aesthetically clients were looking for an open plan main deck with great visibility, a large cockpit for fishing and entertaining, and comfortable accommodation.
With an S46 Sedan and F46 Flybridge option, an optimum cruising speed of 12knots, and a sprint speed of 25knots, the vessel ticks the boxes.
Beginning with an efficient hull shape to provide a comfortable ride, we incorporated high bows and a slight axe bow, showcasing a contemporary appeal and maximum waterline length.
A beam of 6.1m and an open layout provide a huge overall space. Outside, multiple areas allow occupants to enjoy the surroundings from the foredeck sun pad and foldout dickie seat, through to the huge aft cockpit which provides a dining and entertaining space sheltered from weather and sun with the overhead electric sunshade.
The boarding platform conveniently turns into a beach club providing easy access to the water and launching of the tender.
For outdoor and fishing enthusiasts, a BBQ is located on the aft island which can also feature live bait tanks, a sink and faucet, and a stowaway exterior shower.
With continual teak running through both spaces at the same floor height, indoor, outdoor flow is front of mind.
The large galley presents 360-degree views and has everything you would expect in a residential kitchen including a full-sized fridge.
The minimal, modern helm console is located in front of a double helm seat, with controls and information such as navigation, C-Zone, engine controls and entertainment accessed through a glass helm configuration. The forward dash panel hides a large pop-up TV which when retracted shows no sign of its existence.
Port and starboard accommodation feature two configuration options to suit most requirements. Sliding doors from the master cabins provide privacy from the main deck area.
Fresh air ventilation has also become a feature throughout the vessel, with sliding windows, optional sunroof, opening portlights, and deck hatches.