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50' Cruising Catamaran

A 50' power cruising catamaran in CM plywood/epoxy and composite. 
This 50' power cruising catamaran design was designed to let two couples embark on long cruises with great fuel economy.  The cat goes hull speed of just under 10 knots, with 17 hp per side.  It has a pair of Yanmar 4LH-DTEs.
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Length overall: 51'-7" (15.73m)
Length at waterline: 51'-2" (15.6m)
Beam: 28'- 2" (8.58m)
Draft: 3'-0" (0.914m)
Weight: 13,202 lb (5,988 kg)
Displacement: 25,830 lb (11,716 kg)
Bridgedeck: 3'-4" (1.1m)


Study plans:  $100
Email Study Plans:  $50
Bid sets:  $500
Full plans:  $7800

All study plans are now available for email delivery at half the price of paper plans!

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