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2012 56FT Raised pilothouse Powercat
Catamaran and Wave piercer designs have long been the choice for innovative people "looking for more" from their boats. More stability, more room, more speed and up to 40% more fuel economy. The evolution of the Power-catamaran has been rapid over the past 10 years, to a point where they are seen as the future new trend in motoryachts. This has already been seen by their take over in the commercial passenger ferry market. After building several Power Catamarans and Sailing Cats from 42-86ft, we see a great future in this area.
Our largest powercat build, Pacific Harmony (below) was created for us to charter the America's Cup in 2003 and motor to USA. Conceived as a long range global luxury cruiser with 3000 mile range at 8-10kts and over 1000 mile range at 20kts on a mere 3500 gallons of fuel, we motored her to Florida and sold her at the Ft Lauderdale boat show. She features 20-30% more room than monohulls of her length, 30-40% less fuel consumption and the bonus of extra stability than a monohull underway or at rest without the need for stabilisers. Being an 86 foot, long range, high speed cruiser with the volume of a 100 footer and then the economy of a 60 footer makes a very desirable efficient boat. She can be built again or visit our Powercat Multihull section for 46ft and 56ft models in development.
|Length overall:||17m (56′)|
|Engine:||Options-Displacement hull, Est 16-28kts 2x 240HP - 2x 480Hp|
|- Foil assisted Planing hull Est 30-45kts 2x 480HP - 2x 1000hp|
|Generator:||Onan, Mastervolt, or Northern Lights - 12-15KW 50HZ|
|Holding Tank:||2 x 300L|
|Drive Options:||Straight Shaft 4-5 blade propeller, Zeus Pod drive or Hamilton Waterjet|
A PROVEN DESIGN WITH WELL THOUGHT OUT SPACES
Large cockpit ideal for diving & fishing yet still has a built in sheltered dinette with storage for great socialising, watching lures tow or watch the kids swim.
Transom features internal door to walk in full headroom Lazarrette for dive/fish/ wet gear storage and drying area.
Easy safe front deck access for the family with wide side decks and protected bulwarks
Optional cockpit day head takes care of wet bathers and visitors.
The salon features a generous sized lounge for entertaining away from the cooking and dining area. The pilothouse features a large dinette, galley and helm area. The pilothouse galley allows meal preparation with good views of the conditions ahead, vital when cooking underway. Also well sited for easy snack preparation on long passages for the watch captain so single handed stretches are easy to manage. The helm seat has a swing over backrest to allow use at the dinette, saving space. The dining table has a drop leaf down the centreline so access past to side decks is clear when not needed.
Custom layouts include 3 double Guest cabins, each with Ensuites. The full beam master up front with nap sofa, an island king walkaround berth. It's head allows for a shower over a full bath for a luxurious soak when water is plentiful. Large walk in wardrobe on port or use this area as a second desk. In the forward starboard hukll area isstorage accessed by steps under the master berth. Further aft in the hulls are 2 guest cabins, with bunks or island queen berths, each with a full ensuite. The twin bunk guest cabin can be used as an office with a mattress coming down over the desk when extra guests are aboard.
The huge flybridge seats 10-12 and has a second steering station. Helm is located for good views of the bow and the sure-footed Cat stability means it is still comfortable up top in the rough. Flybridge can be enclosed for all weather comfort.
Full headroom in the engine rooms is achieved and internal access down easy stairs from each hull makes access in stormy weather very relaxing. Walk-around space in the engines makes easy servicing, an important feature for retired cruisers wishing to enjoy running their boat.
Better stability at rest and underway
Half the fuel burn at planing speed & 1200-1500 nm blue water range at passagemaker speed.
Soft dry faster ride in the chop.
20-30% more main deck and flybridge space.
WHY ADVENTURE BAY POWERCATS?
Luxury and value unmatched by western builders.
The rounded high bow and high tunnel eliminates wing deck slamming and the unpopular Powercat boxiness common in low wide powercats originating from sailing cat hulls.
Still fits most new 18 meter berths- 6.4m beam x 17.2m lOA
Packages with twin 350hp Cummins engines on shafts (protected or exposed) in the displacement hull for 20-25kts or 480hp for 25-27kts. Optional Zeus Pods or Waterjets on planing hulls from 600hp-1000 hp per side for 30-45 kts with optional foils.
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Trawler, Classic or Euro window versions to suit your style.
A WELL FOUNDED LAYOUT
The moulded stairs from the cockpit to the flybridge make access from the cockpit safe and easy in large seas. The large boat deck has room for an explorer tender up to 15ft and a sailing tender or jet ski.
The elevated Helm and dining area can be fully enclosed, hardtop with glass windscreen and side clears, hardtop open or fully open. Once again swing back helm seat backrests save space as the helm seat can be used at anchor for dining. Good views down the starboard side deck for the helmsman for coming alongside is provided. A large sofa for easy lounging with the option of a coffee table for drinks and nibbles. The BBQ is sited at the rear of the flybridge with space for a bar fridge under and easily access from the galley via the internal stairs..
The stern has good access from the dock either side and to the water. Steps to the centre landing save upper cockpit space and make a good area to fish from. An extended fishing/tender platform- fixed or hydraulic submersible platform can be added for extra space aft to carry a tender or mount a fishing chair.
The cockpit has a sunbathing sofa that provides headroom to the steps from the Port swim platform to the Lazarrette and laundry. Also sited to pick up any cooling breeze coming down the side deck. The sheltered dining area is out of the sun, wind and rain making a very usable place to relax and watch the views out to sea. Moulded stairs to the flybridge make the external access safe and easy. Plenty of storage under the deck for fenders and ropes, dive gear etc.
The salon features a generous sized lounge for entertaining away from the cooking and dining area. Stairs to each hull and full height engine room make access to these areas comfortable.
The pilothouse features a large dinette, galley and helm area. The pilothouse galley allows meal preparation on passage safer with good views of the conditions ahead, vital when cooking underway. Also well sited for easy snack preparation on long passages for the watch captain so single handed stretches are easy to manage.
The helm seat has a swing over backrest to allow use at the dinette, saving space. The dining table has a drop leaf down 1/3rd so access past to side decks is clear when the full table is not needed. Doors either side of the pilothouse make access to side decks easy which feature fiberglass bulwarks for safety when the the deck is moving. A sunpad on the foredeck and seat for enjoying the outdoors along with a large compartment for kayaks or a small tender and large hatches for good ventilation breeze to the cabins below. Windlass's in moulded dirt traps are sited over the hull for good freefall of chain eliminating the need to flake the chain at every anchorage, making internal anchoring possible. Stairs from the galley to the flybridge make food transfer to the upper area easy and convenient.
Convenient access from the swim platform to the Port Lazarette where wet swim/snorkel gear is neatly stowed for drying in the swim/rinsing shower-over-tub. The laundry, watermaker and other service items live in this area.
Access to the Starboard lazarette is via the cockpit hatch and stairs. This area is the workshop/generator/electrical supply room which is primarily accessed via the engine room which has internal walk in full headroom access from the stairwells off the salon. Both engine rooms have full headroom for easy maintenance and full walk around access due to the wide body hull form.
Guest cabins can be configured in many ways. The berths running over the hull tunnel allow for island berth easy bed making access on the main Queen guest and an office come twin guest cabin to port. The desk can be covered with the mattress for an extra berth. Both hulls have ensuite access for guests.
The master cabin is full beam of the boat with a private sofa nap area which covers the raised tunnel area. The head is enclosed and wash area/make up area open for a more spacious feel when dressing. The Port hull has the shower which is sited over a full bath for a luxurious soak when water supply is plentiful. The forward end of the port hull can be a walk in wardrobe or a desk/laptop station.
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