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55' Day Charter Catamaran

A 55' daycharter catamaran in developed plywood. 
This 55' daycharter catamaran is built in CM developed plywood. It is USCG certified for 49-passengers.  One unexpected and unique advantage to this design is that with little extra effort, it is wheelchair-friendly.  

This cat was built demountable for remote assembly.  It was built and painted near Seattle and trucked Lake Tahoe where it was assembled.  It sails like a big beach cat, powerful and responsive.


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Length overall: 55'-0" (16.76m)
Beam: 30'-0" (9.14m)
Draft: 1'-10"/7'-1" (0.57/2.2m)
Weight: 12,860 lb
Displacement: 18,080 lb (8,201 kg)
Bridgedeck: 3'-1" (0.94 m)
Sails-m: 816 sqft. (75.8 sqm.)
jib: 310 sqft. (28.8 sqm.)
total: 1126 sqft. (104.6 sqm.)
Power: (2) 35 hp outboards


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