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Wild Wind


Wild Wind:- 18.2 m [59.71'] Ocean going Trawler cat

'Wild Wind IV' is a somewhat modified version of our ocean going 'New Yorker' design, which itself evolved from the original 'Erebus' concept.  The client wanted to go faster and further than the original design.   In his words, he was looking for an "express trawler".  For more hull speed we had to lengthen the hulls by a couple of metres to get the extra performance, and to carry the extra fuel load and the heavier, more powerful, engines.  The interior layout stayed basically the same with the two double cabins up forward, although one became a slightly larger master bedroom, and then there were two more down in the hulls.  Dining and galley are aft on the wingdeck and the lounge and helm are in the central raised pilot house.  Styling changes included a more pronounced concave sheer line with a bit of topside flare and a higher bulwark up forward.  The wheelhouse windows now slope aft in the manner of a Grand Banks instead of forward as per the original 'New Yorker'.. As well as going transocean across the Pacific the boat will also be travelling America's inland waterways.  To accommodate the narrow widths of some of the locks that will be encountered, the overall beam of the boat was reduced in comparison with that of the original design. Similarly, to accommodate the height of the arches of some of the bridges that they will meet on their inland journey, the radar arch folds down to reduce the boats overall height and allow the vessel to pass underneath.  The hull form is our usual CS hull.  It has a minimum wetted surface round bilge shape with a very fine entry and a substantial flat down aft to minimise squatting.  The lower canoe body that we developed and have now used for many years virtually eliminates appendage drag and results in a very efficient hull fully capable of achieving the desired performance.  The photos clearly show the design features that we consider to be essential on a vessel that is going to venture across thousands of miles of open ocean.  Our usual above water knuckle is now accompanied by another slightly higher one sweeping up at the bow.   The double arch wingdeck sweeps up to gunwale level well back from the bow and then terminates in a central antislam nacelle up forward.  In the interests of seaworthiness there are no windows in the forward face of the lower cabin.  Construction is in vacuum bagged/resin infused and post cured epoxy/foam/glass composite.  The builders inhouse CNC cutting machine utilized cut files provided by the designers to quickly produce moulds and pre-cut most of the vessels components.

This vessel has now logged over 30,000 nautical miles, mostly in the open ocean, and including a trip from New Zealand to the USA.


Study Plans available for only: US$30.00

Working Plans available for only: POA

SPECIFICATIONS
LOA18.2m59.71'
BOA7.5m24.6'
Displacement[Full Load] 33,555 kg73,819 lb
Power2 x 272 kW2 x 365 hp
PerformanceMaximum 23 knots 
range3,000 nm @ 8.5 Kts (with 10% reserve)

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