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2012 46FT Sports Powercat


Catamaran and Wavepiercer designs have long been the choice for innovative people "looking for more" from their boats. More stability, more room, more speed and up to 40% more fuel economy. The evolution of the Power-catamaran has been rapid over the past 10 years, to a point where they are seen as the future new trend in motoryachts. This has already been seen by their take over in the commercial passenger ferry market. After building several Power Catamarans and Sailing Cats from 42-86ft, we see a great future in this area.

Our largest powercat build, Pacific Harmony (below) was created for us to charter the America's Cup in 2003 and motor to USA. Conceived as a long range global luxury cruiser with 3000 mile range at 8-10kts and over 1000 mile range at 20kts on a mere 3500 gallons of fuel, we motored her to Florida and sold her at the Ft Lauderdale boat show. She features 20-30% more room than monohulls of her length, 30-40% less fuel consumption and the bonus of extra stability than a monohull underway or at rest without the need for stabilisers. Being an 86 foot, long range, high speed cruiser with the volume of a 100 footer and then the economy of a 60 footer makes a very desirable efficient boat. She can be built again or visit our Powercat Multihull section for 46ft and 56ft models in development.


Length overall:14m (46′)
Beam:5.2m (17′)
Draft: Shafts:1m approx (3′)
Tanks Approx:Fuel 3000l, Water 800l, Black-300 litres
Draft: Waterjets:0.65m approx (2′)

Key Features:

The new 46 Powercat range offers a layout ideal to both socialising and watersports activities. The displacement hull offers the benefit of reducing fuel consumption by as much as half at 16-25 kts speeds compared with similar size planing monohull boats. The Planing hull version offers very high speeds on low horsepower with the option of foil assistance to generate extra lift and reduce drag.

Large cockpit ideal for diving & fishing yet still has a built in sheltered dinette with storage for great socialising, watching lures tow or watch the kids swim.
Transom features wide double doors in the middle for hauling in a Marlin or a quick easy load of the tender into the generous cockpit for high speed trips between anchorages.
Easy safe front deck access for the family with wide side decks and protected bulwarks
The cockpit day head takes care of wet bathers and visitors.
The salon features a generous sized dinette, galley and full length sofa.
Custom layouts include 3 double Guest cabins, 2 or 3 heads. The master on port with an island king berth and head along side. In starboard 2 guest cabins, with bunks or double, cockpit day head serving the guest cabins.
Huge flybridge seats 10-12 and is also the main steering station. Helm is located for good views of the transom as well as the bow and the sure-footed Cat stability means it is still comfortable up top in the rough. Lower helm optional.


Better stability at rest and underway
Half the fuel burn at planing speed & 1200-1500 nm blue water range at passagemaker speed.
Soft dry faster ride in the chop.
20-30% more main deck and flybridge space.


Luxury and value unmatched by in western yards using first class Asian yards.
Rounded high bow and high tunnel eliminates wing deck slamming and the unpopular Powercat boxiness common in low wide powercats originating from sailing cat hulls.
Still fits most new 14 meter berths - 5.2m beam x 14m lOA
Packages ex factory (subject to exchange rates) from USD $560K incl flybridge or $510K sedan with twin 230hp Cummins engines on shafts/displacement hull for 20-23kts or 350hp for 25-27kts. Optional Zeus Pods or Waterjets on planing hulls from 350hp-600 hp per side for 30-45 kts with foils.

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