small/fast passenger catamaran with ob motors

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Cristian, May 30, 2002.

  1. Cristian
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    Cristian Junior Member

    looking for plans or pictures to learn of an about 30x13 feet fast passenger watertaxi catamaran for outboard motors.
     
  2. Jeff
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  3. Jeff
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    And let me ask a few questions to narrow it down a little (though hopefully others will have some more leads for you):

    When you say "fast" do you have a more exact speed range in mind?

    Is your decision 100% made in favor of outboards?

    How many passengers?
     
  4. DougF
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    try looking at goldcoastyachts.com they build something close to what your after.
     
  5. Portager
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    Portager Senior Member

    Cat Water Taxi Options

    Here are a few more Cats you might want to take a look at.

    30' Pontoon Boat Water Taxi http://www.tridentpontoons.com/boats/3090_catamaran.htm
    32' Cat Water Taxi http://www.multihulltechnologies.com/ctaxi.htm
    32' Custom Cat Tour boat http://www.vancouverislandair.com/Marine Tours.html although I think they use stern drives I think this was built by http://www.maxweldboats.com/
    39' Wave Piercer Cat http://goldcoastyachts.com/39wp.htm
    24' Cat http://www.ecocats.com/boats.html

    Cheers;
    Mike Schooley
     
  6. Cristian
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    Cristian Junior Member

    Dear friends, thank you for your colaboration.
    I'm looking for a catamaran design with this features:
    About 30x13 feet.
    3/4 cabined
    outboard motors
    for about 20 passengers
    cruising speed over 20 knots
    spartan comfort, aircraft-style interior
    Will be a tourist transfer on an ecotourism environment making daytours and charters in chilean Patagonia.
    Sailing conditions are windy gulf, channels and fyords.
    Project have to be a low initial investment.
    Partners for the project are welcomed.
    Best regards,
    Cristian Barraza.
     
  7. lockhughes
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    lockhughes ElectricGuy

    Interesting Cristian!
    Only `cause I've been investigating along similar lines - a 40-passenger pontoon boat/cat... But the design I'm thinking of is for more of a private ferry service, along a regular 1-mile route, sheltered waters.

    Just wanted to talk outboards and propulsion systems... Some of the electric outboards are becoming more powerful now, if you can carry the batteries, solar panels, etc, are alongside cheap shorepower for periods of time, etc.

    Vetus has a larger electric outboard in development, as well as a hybrid inboard diesel engine/electric motor.

    I'm *fascinated* with what Solomon Technologies have got, with their (inboard) "Electric Wheel" concept:

    http://www.solomontechnologies.com/

    I'm interested in a craft for sheltered waters, where the speed limit is only 6kts anyway, so it makes the electric option look more viable (although the standing speed record for an electric boat is 51kts I believe, and that was set some years ago)

    If you have regular strong-ish winds and sunny days, take a look at what the Solar Sailor folks have been doing:

    http://www.solarsailor.com.au/Home.htm

    Cheers

    Laughlin Hughes
    Tornado KC234 "High Heels"
     
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  9. Cristian
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    Cristian Junior Member

    Thank you Lock for your information.
    I'll consider and investigate about.

    Cristian.
     
  10. mark steele

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    commercial float pilot

    I wanted to interest you folks in an alder single-hull sloop design I have been working on for a few years.
    It's a concept hull designed to resist leeward movement while tacking or reaching,
    using variable hydrodynamic curves port & starboard.
    Currently I am seeking Industrial Design protection before commencing construction.
    M.Steele
    250-383-5477
    109,2512 Douglas Street
    Victoria,B.C.
    V8T-4M1
    Fax:383-5477
     
  11. THERIAULTMARINE
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    40 Passenger Model

    LITTLE BIGGER BUT MIGHT FILL THE REQUIREMENT...

    Material: Aluminum
    Speed: 20 knots
    Passengers: 40
    LOA: 42' - 0"
    BEAM: 17' - 0"
    DRAFT: 3' - 0"
     

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    Addition...

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  13. Greg Beers
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    Greg Beers Junior Member

    christian,

    i am a naval architect with multiple passenger vessel designs under my belt, as my company, Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., designs both commercial vessels and yachts. i've also been to punta arenas, and hiked around the torres del paine (which was nothing short of amaizing) when i served as an inspector of the US oceanographic fleet, which included an ice breaker located in punta arenas. and the wine....oh the wine.

    with that said, i'm facinated with your project. why a cat? are the conditions good for a small cat like this? if so, i'd love to talk with you more about the project. i don't have a design that i can take off the shelf to meet your needs, but it is a reasonable extrapolation of some of our designs.


    regardless, good luck.
     
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