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55' Day Charter Motorsailer Cat

55' motorsailer daycharter catamaran in composite construction. 
A 55' motorsailor daycharter catamaran in composite. The 49-passenger "PORT ALLEN EXPRESS" daycharter catamaran motorsailer design was the result of a week long work session with the legendary Capt. Andy of Kauai.  It had all the features that he specifically needed, based on his years of experience.  The basic idea was to be able to maintain a basic minimum boat speed of no less than 15 knots no matter what the conditions.

It was to be built in composite.  A reliable composite builder could not be found at the time and it was not built.

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Length overall: 55'-6" (16.9m)
Length at waterline: 55'-0" (16.76m)
Beam: 30'-0" (9.14m)
Draft: 2'-3"/7'-9" 0.68/2.36m
Weight: 20,950 lb (9,511 kg)
Displacement: 32,360 lb (14,670 kg)
Bridgedeck: 3'-3" (1.0 m)
Sails-m: 816 sqft. (75.8 sqm.)
jib: 337 sqft. (31.2 sqm.)
total: 1,153 sqft. (107 sqm.)
Power: (2) 300 hp.


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