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Cordova

CORDOVA:-
18.3 m [60'] motor/sailer catamaran

At the time of its construction, this boat was the largest vinylester structure ever constructed in the Southern Hemisphere.  What made it unique was that it was the first of our motor sailer designs to use our evolving CS high speed displacement power boat hull form.  The 'Cordova' was the first of our designs to apply our unusual design philosophy to the design of motor sailers.  What we did was to fit sails to what was a power boat hull form.  It was the first motor sailer in the world to really embody the concept of the "best of all possible worlds".  It sailed much faster than any comparable monohulled vessel ever could [24 knots under sail was recorded].  It also motored faster than most power boats at 18 to 20 knots.  Along with this it incorporated the accommodation space of a fairly large sized house.  The generous amount of space available was further enhanced by the interior fitout which utilized normal domestic appliances and commercial air conditioning. Another first in the marine area.


Study Plans available for only: US$30.00

Working Plans available for only: POA

SPECIFICATIONS
LOA18.3 m60'
BOA8.7 m28.6
Displacement[on DWL] 16,400 kg36,0801 lb
Power2 x 111.8 kw2 x 150 hp
Performanceunder power 15 to 18 knotsunder sail 24 knots
Sail Area145 sqm1,564 sq'

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