20m Performance Sailing Catamaran

20m Performance Sailing Catamaran

Carbon high performance cruising cat

This 20m resin infused all carbon high performance cruising cat ‘Kotuku’ was commissioned by an Auckland based client and built in Auckland by a team of highly skilled boat builders led by Jon Douglas.

The cat features a rotating carbon wing mast which was part of the 'no compromise' design package put together by a team led by RHYD that included top in the world in their field of foil design, mechanical engineering, composite engineering, rig and sail design.

The design has proved to be an outstanding performer in competitive fleet racing in the New Zealand multihull fleet. On the race track boat speed regularly exceeds true wind speed and sailing to windward the boat also exhibits zero leeway thanks to the asymmetric foil package.

It's a phenonemon of these design that they easily achieve the same height as a TP52, but at twice the speed.

Below decks, and alongside the high performance, comes a live aboard pacakge with no compromise for comfort and livability, set up for long range cruising.

Principal Particulars
LWL 19.6 m
LOA 20 m
Displacement 18280 kg
Draft 4.4 m
Beam 9.2 m
Upwind Sail Area 223.6
Drive Type Inboard
Survey Class MSA
Construction Aluminium
Builder Jon Douglas
Design Status Published
Design Number 177
Hull Form Catamaran
Design Type Custom


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