Willallison: 7m Electric "Noosa Launch"
Tasmanian wooden boat builder Denman Marine commissioned IYD to design the traditionally styled Noosa Launch, which was inspired by an existing design by David Payne. But whilst the styling may hark back to a bygone era, the construction and engineering are very much up to the minute. Epoxy composites are combined with outstanding craftsmanship to produce a day cruiser that will look fabulous for decades to come. A 450 Ah battery bank supplies power to the 3.5kW electric motor, allowing around 9 hours of near-silent cruising, with a thin-film flexible solar panel array on the hardtop providing additional charge. Features like the private head, extensive refrigeration and the simple drop-down side curtains which can either be rolled up, or propped out to provide protection from the Queensland sun, ensure that her lucky owner will be able to while away the hours as he cruises the Noosa river with nothing but a little quiet background music and a chilled glass of fine Tasmanian wine in hand.
The layout is relatively simple, with an emphasis on comfortable seating. The large u-shaped dinette in the rear drops down to form a day-bed and is separated from opposing lounges further forward by compact galley units and boarding steps. Forward of the helm is a comfortable head and storage space.
Posted by: Willallison - website: http://www.imaginocean.net