16.5 tons for a cat this size is really not much,keep in mind that she is almost 62 feet in lenght and a beam of 31 ft yes she will ride high, with her 235 M2 meters of sail upwind she should really sail fast, it is the electric retractable version with swing keels build completely in carbon/kevlar/pvc foam and epoxy
thru infusion , our usual process, no gell coat but 2 k paint
, all is done to save on weight.
That weight includes all to go cruising including a RIB outboard
For each added 365 kilo she sinks in 1 cm and presently we still are 260 below the actual water line, off course the rig Carbon mast
and boom and pbo rigging
and all the sails
will add 600 kg but she will still be among the lightests cats in her class.
the Gunboat 60 was about 17000 kilo empty.
The estimated sail area to displacement
ratio is 35 so she should be fast.
I have attached pictures of the 20 Kw Motogens and the hydraulically activated swing keels