... another catamaran
I'm here in St. Francis Bay, checking out the build of my new 50' cat. When I saw these pics, I had to share them.
So what's going on here? No, the onwer of this boat
isn't using that power cat as a tender
. St. Francis Marine
started building these "Fun Boats" for sale
around South Africa
, and the owner of St. Francis Resort in Georgetown
wanted one for running guests back and forth to his dock
. How best to get a 2,000 lb powerboat across the Atlantic? Well, they had a 50' cat heading over for a boat show
. So they put it on the swim platform.
Pics of the supports:
I sailed a few hundred miles on hull
#18 of this line of cats, and the delivery skipper
was the same captain
who brought over this boat
with the Fun Boat on the back. Amazing that this thing not only sailed across on its own bottom but made good time with that load. Makes me feel conservative with my 13' dinghy
going on here.
I'm writing about my build process in another thread
, but I thought these crazy pics deserved a mention outside of it.