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85' Passenger Ferry Catamaran with Hysu Foils

An 85' passenger ferry catamaran with Hysu foils.
This 85' passenger ferry catamaran design is designed to carry 149 passengers.  The Hysu foils lift the vessel significantly up out of the water to reduce drag.  1400 hp per side gives 42 knots speed if the cat is built as designed.  Propulsion is provided by Hamilton waterjets.  Construction is foam/glass.

A variation on my design operates to Catalina Island now.

This catamaran design takes fullest advantage of platen flat panel construction with a vacuum bagging table.  The house is assembled from flat panels, like a tilt-up building.  There is no faster way construct composite cats, this side of having the molds already. See the link tiltup.

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Length overall: 84'-11" (25.91 m)
Beam: 39'-9" (12.11 m)
Draft: 3'-6" (1.06 m)
Weight: 64.140 lb (29.093 kg)
Displacement: 89.196 lb (44.541 kg)
Power: (2)Cat C32 1400 bhp


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