Originally Posted by smj
Seems like a lot of weight placed at the stern of the cat but I guess it depends on how long the cat is?
You are right, this kind of conversion only makes sense on bigger cat.
Originally Posted by barnakiel
There is a company in Europe
, Neel, that converts cats into the kind of boat you pictured.
So you move the engines fore, and where do you have the cabins then?
Well, for example, this Neel 65 has so many cabins that sacrificing some space is no problem (of course, this is trimaran
with single engine
, so no engines to move).
With cats there's different story, but if cat is big enough (55-60ft) I think that's possible, a specially if combine moving of the engines with extending hulls a little bit.
Ideally that should be designed by manufacturer, just make cabins a little smaller to accommodate this storage
. I'm surprised that there are no known boats with this kind of conversion. There are some rich guys for sure willing to pay couple millions $ for cat with toy storage
like this. Then we could buy these cats second hand few years later
You said that Neel does conversions? Do you know any finished project
(I'm talking about catamaran
, not their production trimarans)
This Neel 65 is awesome boat, but 1. It can not be beached 2. It's a little too big and 3. It's way too expensive (for me, at least) and only one exists so far.