"Magic Bus" power catamaran was custom designed for clients in Thailand. The multihull was built using Duflex kitset system supplied from ATL composites in Australia. The composite kitset was packed and shipped to the Latitude 8 boatbuilders in Thailand who then proceeded to build an outstanding quality vessel.
Power Cat Style
Designing and building from flat pack material can be a challenge at times to get the vessel not to look like a box on the water. So we went for a sportfisher sheerline and flowing cabin window lines to give the multihull a unique look. The colour scheme chosen by the clients highlights the curves in the hull shape and gives a the power cat a bold presences in the water.
Catamaran Hull Design
I have been developing this hull shape over the last 10 years. My theory is that the front semi-wave piercing bows offer better waterline length, more froward buoyancy to reduce nose diving the cat and reduce wave impact in the tunnel. The hulls offer good stability but like all multihulls are weight sensitive. The performance of the hull shape proves to be fuel efficient with good range and speed with various engine packages.
Power Catamaran Layout
The layout of this catamaran features twin master cabins midship with en-suites forward. The main air conditioned cabin layout is for socializing with friends while running out to some of the islands around Thailand. The galley is moved out to the back deck where cooking smells are not transferred back into the main cabin.
We have created a large aft deck and have hidden the tender in a garage on the back deck. Opening the hatch and launching and retrieving is made easy with an electric winch.
The flybridge is open and plenty of seating for guest. We have included a small ice box, and rubbish bin.
Power Catamaran Flybridge
LOA: 12.5m (41')
Beam: 4.95m (16.2')
Fuel: 1040 L
Engines: 2x315 hp Yanmar
Speed: 26 knots top, 22 cruise