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Old 15-03-2013, 12:32   #16
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Re: Who Makes a Large Catamaran with Outboards

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For smaller cats I like the dual outboard approach. Relatively inexpensive and lightweight. Easy to replace etc.

You have to be willing to go all solar or gen set I suppose though....
For lower hp requirements why not fashion something up from these small Yanmar or other diesels that the Thai people use for many of their longtail vessels.
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You might even fashion a small diesel generator set

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Old 15-03-2013, 13:14   #17
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Re: Who Makes a Large Catamaran with Outboards

The longtail degin is interesting. They are actually made for use on powerboats, saw them at at commercial boat exposition. Expensive.....

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Re: Who Makes a Large Catamaran with Outboards

Schionning Catamarans are designed to be fitted with outboards.
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Old 01-06-2015, 14:26   #19
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Re: Who Makes a Large Catamaran with Outboards

Maybe you don't consider this "large", but Seawind has produced a 1000 (33 ft) and 1000XL (36 ft) for many years - including current. Probably one of their most successful. Powered by twin 9.9 hp Yamaha hi-thrust or 15 hp. Pushes the boat at hull speed of 7-8 knots at WOT. Of course, they are really meant to sail.

I had about 2000 hrs on my original Yamaha 9.9's, when one of them cratered. Repower was easy as they sit in a box. They are not prone to theft. There is a mechanical system that raises and lowers the motor. I much prefer the outboards, are easy to service, and easy to replace when the time comes.

Its also a very nice sailing boat, with wide main traveler in the back, sprit for screacher and/or spinnaker, self-tailing jib, dual wheels. I moved to this after racing Corsair 24's and Corsair 28R's for years. It is obviously not as fast, but much more comfortable.
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Re: Who Makes a Large Catamaran with Outboards

I'll add this one because it's cool Aspen Power Catamarans | 28', 32', 38', 48' Cruising Catamaran

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