please read the following speed is about weight and sail area
Our Design Philosophy
The company was founded because Mr. Goudsmit couldn’t find a production cat to his liking. Rather than build a custom boat for himself he built a company to build his ideal boat and share his vision with others. But what is his idea of an ideal boat? It can be summarized in the following points:
> safe (we have over 200 % built in reserve buoyancy)
> fast and fun to sail
> luxurious interior
> ergonomically sound
> beautiful to look at
> no out-gassing of construction solvents
> reliable and easy to maintain
> acoustically quiet (a noisy boat cannot be a luxurious boat)
> ready to sail across the ocean
At first glance the list seems somewhat impossible to have in one boat. Certainly luxury and speed never seem to go hand in hand. This has been an elusive goal for many years and many reasons. After you have toured one of our boats and put her through her paces on the water
you will be convinced that we have made a catamaran
that lets you “live the dream.”
How was it done? We started with the physics of the problem, namely light is fast. When engineering a product often a single
design goal dictates many subsequent decisions. So it was with keeping the weight to a minimum. Every material, component and technique was evaluated with this goal in mind. We have been able to execute this vision by using the best designers, materials and techniques available from the four corners of the globe. No component, including the draw latches
, escaped this evaluation. The complete parts
list for each boat includes the weight of the component; Down to the nuts and bolts!
While keeping the weight low guided our every decision, this parameter was not the primary goal in several areas. Strength was never sacrificed for weight. All structural design parameters were strictly adhered to. Each boat is inspected and CE certified. A fast boat that can’t stand up to the sea is worthless. When it came to sailing ergonomics, such as putting the winches in the right place and height for ease of use, if extra material and weight were required, it was done.
Another area that we allocated some extra weight to was the interior. The galley
counter is covered with Corian. Of course, solid Corian is extremely heavy but we use a sprayed on version that turns our lightweight counters into a beautiful interior finish. All boats come with a lightweight microwave and a cappuccino machine! Add the food
and coffee beans and you are ready to sail away as the boat comes with a full tank of diesel
. There is nothing better than eating in beautiful surroundings after a hard days sail.
Sailing is a sport best enjoyed on a quiet boat. We’ve gone to great lengths to make it so on our boats. The engine
rooms are well insulated, the water
pumps are quiet and positioned away from the sleeping quarters. Here is another area where lightweight translates to low noise! How? The narrow hulls slice through the water with minimum effort and thus minimum noise
. The sound of the wind
in the rigging
has been left in due to customer demand.