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56' Catamaran

56' bridgedeck cruising catamaran in developed plywood.

The clients wanted a 56' cruising catamaran as a high speed floating home and office. After researching it, they chose the rapid CM construction in plywood/epoxy with core used on the large flat surfaces. The interior includes a piano space in addition to the usual cruising cat rooms. The enclosed helm station is delightful with doors to both the main cabin and to outside.

Like most KHSD multis, its deep foils let it point like wild, but both boards and rudders can be retracted to nose the cat up onto the beach.

When I was on it, a pair of smaller Yanmar series 4 engines were pushing it at 13 knots.

Length overall: 56'-10" (17.34 m)
Beam: 30'-0" (9.30 m)
Draft: 2'-2"/8'-5" .66/2.56 m
Weight: 16.900 lb 7.665 kg
Displacement: 28.934 lb 13.124 kg
Sails - main : 816 sqft (75.8 sqm )
jib : 310 sqft (28.8 sqm )
screacher  999 sqft (92.8 sqm )
spinnaker: 1,210 sqft (112.41 sqm )
Bridgedeck: 3'-0" (0.915m)


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