Originally Posted by downunder
Lightwave has a flat surface mold
that they add to the standard Lightwave sailboat hull
to improve its motoring capability. Don't know if they modify the rudders. It is a Tony Grainger design.
Ist vessel the motor
sailer is a 47 lightwave with larger motors and shaft drive and the flybridge vessel is a Lightwave 38 with saildrives used as a charter vessel in the Whitsundays.
I assume the power version is faster. Do you have any of the performance statistics for comparison of the 2 versions. If just modifying the sterns, replacing the motors with larger ones, adding fuel
tankage & removing the rig is what it takes to have a power cat that gets competitive speed I think
it might make financial sense to do this.