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This amazing vessel has been
meticulously maintained by a professional captain and owner. She
sports a 17'6" beam which will accommodate up to 25 passengers
(USCG approved). She will comfortably sleep 8 with 4 staterooms and
Built and designed by one of New
Zealand's most prolific catamaran designer/engineers, Alan Wright
and Angelo Lavronos, she proved to be a very efficient, enhanced
platform for the 1999 and 2003 New Zealand America's Cup Series. She
carried the Gyro cameras for the Louis Vuitton series and AC finals
providing excellent efficiency, spacious design layout and comfort
for the entire camera crew.
The hull is composed of lightweight
high-grade gel coat vinyl ester resin for osmosis protection and a
Kevlar layer below the spray rail for impact resistance and
strength. Combined with a solid layer laminate bottom of
foam/matline/glass construction with carbon fiber reinforcing the
hull. Being lightweight and fuel-efficient allows it to slice
effortlessly through 3' to 5' seas.
She is powered with twin Yanmar 230
hp fuel injected turbo-charged engines that provide plenty of power,
speed and maneuverability. Her tunnel design is set apart from
others by its mid-line keel, providing excellent anti-rolling action
when encountering larger seas and riding back-side waves and deep troughs.
Kiwi Cat has a fully enclosed
flybridge with easy access via the molded fiberglass stairs. She
has a large cockpit with easy boarding when stepping on to the swim
platform and entering from the transom door. Plenty of protection
from the sun with a built-in hardtop.
The helm and navigator stations in
the command bridge have "state of the art" electronics to
allow for precision chart plotting, navigation and safety. If while
cruising, one encounters limited visibility, confused seas of
inclement weather, the satellite computer-based Furuno electronics
guide youi to safety and safe-haven. This vessel is also a
certified USCGAUX facility for marine patrols and environmental safety.