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Cure 55 - A mini Australian Gunboat?

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The hulls are angled at 2.5° like the old Catanas, with very fine entry bows, slightly inverted bows and daggerboards. In short, the Cure 55 looks not dissimilar to a Gunboat - only smaller the current ones of course. The Hall Spars rig is obviously also in carbon, as is the Park Avenue boom that sits flush with the coachroof. The hardware on deck gives pride of place to electricity. On the coachroof, there are 3 kWp of solar panels, connected to a 13 kWh LiFePO4 battery bank. Apart from the cooktop and the stove, supplied with 240 V via the inverter, the whole catamaran runs at 48 V, allowing a weight saving of 550 pounds (250 kg) in wiring. All the technical elements are centered and lowered to the maximum to create the best seakeeping behavior for the catamaran. The layouts and deck plan focus around the nacelle and the cockpit, though the owners nevertheless has the entire starboard hull at their disposal. Launch is scheduled for this year.

Builder: Cure Marine
Overall length: 58.35’ (17.78 m)
Waterline length: 54.58’ (16.64 m)
Beam: 28.51’ (8.69 m)
Draft: 5.02’/7.89’ (1.53/2.41 m)
Light displacement: 20,095 lbs (9.12 t)
Air draft: 83.01’ (25.3 m)
Mainsail: 1,173 sq ft (109 m²)
Self-tacking jib: 592 sq ft (55 m²)
Gennaker: 2,110 sq ft (196 m²)
Water: 211 US gal (800 l)
Fuel: 211 US gal (800 l)
Engines: 2 x 57 HP

www.curemarine.com.au 

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