So a motor vessel with two hulls isn't a catamaran?
It says "as a sailboat" not only.
and clearly Catamaran did originally apply only to sailing vessels (given that motors not yet invented!, let alone Proas - I think)......but nonetheless the definition has changed over the years (as words do) to include all manner of boats with two hulls, some twin, some identical twin and some 2nd cousins!
I hope the rudders(s) are folding or retracting of sorts, otherwise they would be damaged during the beaching.
It was there for 2 days before the photos were taken.
It was rather windy so I suspect it was weather related. It's normally parked next to the brand spanking new and sparkling Gary Lidgard Pacific 46 (theres another thread on that one) and the 46 had moved to another mooring so something was going on with the jostling of moorings.
Any follow up on this incident? What caused the HarryProa to end up on the beach? It looks none the worse for wear; I'd have to examine the pride of the skipper up close, after a few beers to be certain.
I love the concept of these boats, and have sailed on a catamaran with an aero rig on the Chesapeake... interesting design with definite advantages.
Good question Philly, I never found out and don't really have the ability to in the future unless I stumble across someone who knows. It was a very windy weekend and I suspect that simply the mooring let go, it broke, or someone cut it loose as it went with the wind straight to the beach. It was beached-as, as Andrew put it!