The project fast lightweight power catamarans - is possible?

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  1. romanewas
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    I need to build a lightweight fast and economic power catamaran for the waters around the Canary Islands (waves about 5 '- 6'). The unit has to have a length up to 50'(maybe even longer floats - 60-70'?) and swim at a speed of 20knots at sea to 6'. Is it possible without the seasickness for passengers?
    It has to have an open deck and seating for 25-30 passengers. I want to build it with the use of aluminum (or steel) and not to large diesel engines... Is it possible??

    Roman
     
  2. JamesG123
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    Just about anything is possible if you throw enough money at it.
     
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    I forgot to add - I do not have too much money on it :) The design must be simple ... I'm asking very seriously. If someone is able to design something like this, please contact at PW or romanewas@wp.pl . Or maybe someone knows something about this kind of boat?
     
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    Why open deck ? You mean uncovered ? It would require a very dry boat, and a climate with no rain, to avoid disgruntled passengers !
     
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    Then no. Not possible.
     
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    "not much" is not a recognized accounting term ! :D However, if people start talking about a lack of funds, boats don't fit well with that.
     
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    Especially if you have exceptional design goals in mind.
     
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    It is a million dollar project for sure.
     
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    Gold Coast has some wavepiercer cats that may work.
     
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    Talking about ability to handle 6' waves is not definitive, without mention of wavelength, or direction of travel relative to waves, superimposition on swell etc
     
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    As I wrote this area Canary Islands. Interested in every conditions up to wave height 6 '.
     
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    I see. But what exactly do you mean?
     

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    He has existing designs for the type of thing you are interested in.
     
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