Originally Posted by Mark424
The Catana performance
& stretch FastCat
threads make me wonder what are the options for turbo charging
a cruising cat. Say the L420 (or some other model) has enough space for you, but you are looking for more performance. Moving up to a larger model won't necessarily get you the performance you are looking for and is likely to cost a lot more money
. A number of people have stretched their Seawinds (Hull Extension
, Welcome to Siudzinski KatieKat
), I also saw a stretched Privilege
43 in Tampa last year.
My questions isn't limited to the L420, but there is a lot of discussion about the L420 v L440, last I checked the L420 was heavier and less expensive than the L440. Could you use the difference in $ for a screecher and hull
extensions? is that a waste of money
? Would you have to do both bow and stern, would stern only screw up the balance? I believe Outremer
is the only one that offers basically the same boat
with a variety of hull
lengths and performance packages.
The cost to lenghten the FastCat
from 43 ft to 46 foot comes to Euro 12.000,00 per boat
and this not including the architect or mould costs.
I found it reasonable for a 3 ft extension.
This includes an extra watertight bulkhead in the stern for each side
The additional weight came to 65 lbs but we have saved a bit on other parts
so this resulted in a weight neutral operation for a nose and a but job. I am sure a surgion would charge more.
Greetings and a good weekend