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45' Bridgedeck Cruising Cat

A 45' bridgedeck cruising catamaran

My popular 45' cruising cat design has been updated. Take advantage of the new design at the price of the previous model as the set is finished.

This popular 45' bridgedeck cruising catamaran is designed for blue-water cruising. This cat has serious offshore features, not just dock-side appeal.

This cat has at least 5 different interiors available. Two of them are shown below.

Construction plans are available in both foam/glass and the rapid CM plywood/epoxy. The foam/glass construction takes advantage of infusion vacuum bagging table components and tilt-up house construction.

Zeevonk, shown below carried passengers on extended Atlantic ocean tours.

Length overall: 44'-10" (13.67 m)
Beam: 25'-0" (7.62 m)
Draft: 1'-9"/6'-3" (0.53/1/90 m)
Weight: 11.900 lb (5.398 kg)
Displacement: 18.292 lb (8.315 kg)
Bridgedeck: 2'-11" (0.89m) full load
Sails - main : 495 sqft (46 sq m)
-blade: 232 sqft (21.55 sq m)
-genoa: 368 sqft (34.2 sq m)
-spinn: 755 sqft (70.14 sq m)


Study plans:  $100
Email Study Plans:  $50
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All study plans are now available for email delivery at half the price of paper plans!

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