Quick Question

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Mykul, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Mykul
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    Mykul junior member

    Hi all, I have one quick question that has been in the back of my mind for a while. What is the difference between a pontoon boat and a power cat? Is the difference that pontoons are enclosed? Because to me they look kind of similar.
     
  2. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    Just the point of view.:)
     
  3. JR
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    JR New Member

    Pontoons are usually each a simple shape section with a bow fashioned.

    Pontoons are usually sealed with the "boat" built on top.

    I would differentiate catamarns from pontoon boats as catamarans make use of the hull space for mechanical / accommodation spaces. Catamarans typically have more complicate hull sections than pontoons.
     

  4. Mykul
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    Mykul junior member

    Ok, that is kind of what I was thinking. But now can I ask what the difference is between a Power cat and a tunnel hull?
     
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