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40' Bridgedeck Catamaran F

40' cruising bridgedeck catamaran in composite with flared hulls.

This 40' cruising catamaran is designed for a family or two to do extended cruising in northern waters. At night, cold can make northern waters be as far south as 30 degrees latitude. This design optimizes protection from the elements. It has an inside helm station, and the indoors is relatively larger compared to the outside seating area. Notice also it pointedly does not have the walk-through transoms that are all the rage with tropical cats. Try surfing in on a 20m high roller over the Tillamook Bar with one of those walk-through transoms. This is a serious cruising cat. It is not often mentioned, but true, that the walk-through transoms take away a lot of inside room down below aft. They have a price.

This cat has several interiors available, but a galley-down version is shown here. On port, down below, the very large galley has an astonishing 27' (8.23m) of countertop. On that surface find a deep double sink, refr. and 4 burner range. On stbd. is a stateroom with single berth. Amidships below is a head with over 5' (1.52m) of counter, with head, sink and shower. In this area, the flared hulls are 6' (1.82m) wide. Forward of the main beam are generous staterooms port and stbd. These have 76" (2.31m) x 60" (1.52m) berths, closets, cabinets, seats and considerable stowage. Port side has another head, and stbd. has an office. Ahead of these is sail storage on both sides. Up top is the salon and dining area, including entertainment center. The inside helm and navigation station are also up top. Up top find another 30 lineal feet (9.15m) of countertop also.

This cat has boards and deep rudders to be able to point and tack with the best of them. kick-up rudders allow very shallow draft when it is needed. All the strings are lead back to the helm for ease of singlehanding. A pair of inboard diesels provide power when needed.

Construction is foam/glass. The topsides and house can use rapid vacuum bagging table techniques to speed up construction.

Length overall: 40'-8" (12.40 m)
Beam: 25'-3" (7.71 m)
Draft: 1'-9"/6'-3" (.55m/1.90 m)
Weight: 8.100 lb (3.682 kg)
Displacement: 14.620 lb (6.645 kg)
Bridgedeck: 2'-10" (0.87 m)
Sails - main : 490 sqft (45.5 sq m)
-blade: 215 sqft (20.0 sq m)
-genoa: 360 sqft (33.44 sq m)
-spinn: 755 sqft (70.14 sq m)


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Full plans:  $3600

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