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Old 22-11-2014, 07:07   #1
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Sail assisted power boat

Hi,
I found this sail assisted power boat:
Used Brady 52 Catamaran for Sale | Boats For Sale | Yachthub
and I am wondering, what other builders manufacture similar boats ?
Also, how many knots do you estimate this boat will do with a 20 knot wind? It looks heavy.
Will appreciate very much your help.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 30-11-2014, 20:52   #2
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Re: Sail assisted power boat

The sail assist power boats I have seen are monohulls or Motorsailors.

That is the first power cat I have seen with "sail assist" nomenclature.
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Re: Sail assisted power boat

Brady designs a range of cats from straight power, through ones like the above "sail assisted' to motorsailers. Here's an interesting one from the more sailing oriented end of the spectrum: Used 1996 BRADY 44 Boat For Sale - boatpoint.com.au
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Old 30-11-2014, 22:39   #4
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Peter Brady designs some nice looking powercats.
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Old 02-12-2014, 23:35   #5
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Re: Sail assisted power boat

There are so many builders that make models like that one! some of the are USACA and Gold Coast Yachts
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Brady designs a range of cats from straight power, through ones like the above "sail assisted' to motorsailers. Here's an interesting one from the more sailing oriented end of the spectrum: Used 1996 BRADY 44 Boat For Sale - boatpoint.com.au
Interesting construction on that one, cedar strip planked hull bottoms and balsa cored panels for the topsides, and pretty much everything else. A good practical approach for a one off.

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There are so many builders that make models like that one! some of the are USACA and Gold Coast Yachts
Could you provide some links please, all i could find for USACA was United States Cricket Association and i don't think they make sail assisted power cats and I couldn't find anything similar on the GCY site either.

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Could you provide some links please, all i could find for USACA was United States Cricket Association and i don't think they make sail assisted power cats and I couldn't find anything similar on the GCY site either.

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Here is a link to USACA United States A-Class Catamaran Association
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Old 11-12-2014, 21:12   #9
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Thanks, but im not finding anything related to this thread but A class cats sure are very cool.
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Re: Sail assisted power boat

I noticed your November post after I just posted a similar enquiry on the Multihulls forum today. I have been looking for a 34 to 38 ft max 16ft beam low displacement motor sailer cat for a year with no real luck and wonder if it can be done. I found a couple of claims to it like http://catamarans.tartanyachts.com/models/tartan-sc-44-motorsailer-catamaran/ but noone seems to have built one yet.
The only one I know of is a NuStar but three times the displacement I want. The Stealth cat from Thailand may have somthing in their standard designs but showed no interest in building something similar for me.
Compucraft in Brisbane Australia have a power cat at the yop of their web page which might handle a rag and stick and I will look further into the Peter Brady yachts you mentioned.
Let me know if you have found anything or we can share research
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Re: Sail assisted power boat

The one I seriously thought about is this thingy. Then, I considered that there will come a time when you simply won't be able to buy any fuel to run away n case of trouble, and opted for a true sail cat as more independent. But the thing is beautiful, no doubt about it.
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Yes looks very comfortable Seafrog
I just noticed the Tartan Yachts link I included appears to have been taken down which may be to do with end of a partnership with indikon k4 & p4 - Indikon Boat Works | Indikon Boat Works who have a motor sailer pic there but still on paper only.
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