the size needed, these cruising multihull designs
will provide the most useful, responsive cruising
that instead of packing these boats with berths for
dockside comfort, they are designed to be actually
sailed at sea. Look at the features that will help
you enjoy years of serious cruising. These are multis
that are designed to be built quickly. They are all
designed to maximize your vessel control and increase
cruising multis are indeed better than the old "classics"
and those stuffed boatshow catamarans. If you ever
get a chance to sail beside a boatshow multi on a
Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs model, you will
quickly see the difference. In comparison, the boatshow
multi probably has fat hulls, a shorter waterline
length, low underwings, masthead rig, and so on. The
two boats might be about the same interior size and
weight. The difference in ride will be like night
and day, however. Go to windward in about 12 knots
of wind and three-foot seas. The boatshow multi will
be practically leaping out of the water and her crew
will be hanging on very tightly. On the KHSD boat,
sailing beside the showboat, you might be casually
shuffling along the deck with your drinks! And there
are dozens of other reasons why KHSD-designed boats
are better now.
caution is that when KHSD owners sail or charter on
other cruising multis, they are often disappointed.
They have come to expect certain standards of performance.
KHSD cruising cats have the high bridgedeck clearance
that lets you keep moving safely in bad stuff. The
sail handling arrangements are ideal for short-handing.
The interiors are laid out just right for cruisers.
trimarans have those big amas way out there. All have
the great handling provided by the right foils, the
right hulls and controls that are in just the right
on the 40' to 45' cruising catamarans, a great variety
of interior arrangements are possible. With our CADD
system it becomes very easy to adapt the interior to
fit your individual needs. The same applies to the rigs.
The indicated sail areas are examples only. The rig
and sail area shown can be easily adapted to your particular
conditions or any desired Bruce number. The bridgedeck
catamaran cabins in this lineup are intended to be built
using composite sheet materials. That is the fastest
way possible for a one-off cat.
designs are also very rapid builds. Some are CM
developed plywood, some are rapid-build
composite hulls, and some are both. Rapid-build
house cabin strategies are also available.