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53' Cruising Catamaran

53' bridgedeck cruising catamaran in composite.

This 53' cruising catamaran was designed as a powerful motorsailor. Construction is composite. Boards and rudders help it point with the best of them.

Inside find 5 staterooms, workshop, and a vast main cabin as rendered above.

300 hp per side Cummins diesels push it over 23 knots. 4 series Yanmars are also a good engine choice.

The owners of this catamaran are on a trip across the Pacific now. Notice the deck cargo in the first picture below.

They are carrying water tanks to an island that was devastated by a typhoon.

Follow them on Facebook by searching for lil explorers.


Length overall: 53'-9" (16.38 m)
Beam: 30'-2" (9.2 m)
Displacement: 32.778 lb (14.868 kg)
Sails - main : 790 sqft (73.4 sqm )
jib : 336310 sqft (31.2 sqm )
screacher  999 sqft (92.8 sqm )
spinnaker: 1,800 sqft (167 sqm )


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