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Globetrotter


Globetrotter:- 16 m [53']Ocean going powercat concept boat
 

"Do not be fooled by the 'Globetrotter 53's sweeping modern lines, this boat is no toy.  It is a serious blue water boat ready to take on the oceans of the world.  Compare the features and capabilities with any other vessel, and nothing even comes close.  With her twin diesels of only 130hp each, the 'Globetrotter 53' may achieve a top speed of 23 knots and cruise for nearly 4000 miles at 18 knots while burning less than half a gallon of fuel per mile.  Her long fine hulls do not plane but slice through ocean swells while hardly leaving a mark on the water behind to show her passing. Thanks to her ballast and trimming tanks, she always floats to her marks whether her 1600-gallon fuel tanks and 260 gallon water tanks are empty or full.  For close quarters manoeuvering her well separated counter rotating propellers, low windage, and deep side slip resistant hulls, provide total control in even the, tightest of places.  Her spacious interior is designed to pamper a couple plus guests with two staterooms, fully equipped galley and open lounge with all round visibility.  The generous toilet and shower are conveniently located opposite the storeroom adjacent to both cockpit and lounge areas.  The cockpit is better described as an outside living area with comfortable loungers, table, barbecue and sink area. The super long boarding - swim platforms also serve as stowage for the inflatable tender while underway.  The control station features seating for two with excellent all round vision and a large electrically operated overhead hatch providing access to the roof by way of the entertainment centre, the top of which will provide a convenient upper seat.I  s this all too good to be true? It seems that way, but the 'Globetrotter 53' is not the fanciful hope of a radical new breakthrough in design, but the ultimate unrestricted development of the ideas of the undisputed champion of displacement power Catamaran's designer, Malcolm Tennant, and the most experienced builder of his creations, Eric Knight of Catamaran Enterprises."  - ERIC KNIGHT

The 'Globetrotter' exists as a concept only.  As of this moment, it does not exist as a design.  That is not to say that such a vessel is not possible.   There is nothing in Eric's proposal that is in any way outlandish. It is very likely that the calculations will largely verify his conclusions.   If this is a concept that interests you by all means contact us.


Study Plans available for only: POA

Working Plans available for only: POA

SPECIFICATIONS
LOA16m53'
BOA5m16'3
Displacement[Full Load] 19,750 kg 
PerformanceMaximum 23ktsCruising 18 knots

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