I have a friend who likes long and skinny boats. He has one of my custom long and skinny sailboats now but he thinks it might be time to do a powerboat.
This will be an all carbon fiber build at the Jim Betts yard where they are building my carbon fiber cutters. The idea is for a highly efficient boat for cruising the PNW. We have chosen a 150 HP Volvo diesel with a variable pitch prop, probably a Hundested, to optimize performance. The goal is a top speed of 14 knot and a 12 knot cruise speed with an abundant range. The tender will be the PT nester 12’ dinghy. Accommodations are for two couples and every effort has been made to keep this boat very simple. Note the mini flying bridge for better visibility docking and maneuvering in close quarters.
I am more excited about this project than any I have done for a long time. It’s stimulating to do something very new.
We are still in the formative stages of this design and many changes will certainly come. I’ll keep you up to speed as it progresses.