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ECO 6: A catamaran for a self-builder

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The stated objective is to have a proper cruising boat at a low price - the cost of materials for the hull shouldn’t exceed €4,000, then count on another 3,500 for deck fittings, interior and installing a full rig, and buying yourself a small outboard. The extra 50 cm (18”) compared to the ECO 5.5 provides more living space - thanks to the raised deck, something surprising for a catamaran only 2.84 m (9’4”) in beam. There is a saloon that can be converted into a double berth – positioned athwartships -, a galley in the starboard hull and a single berth - accompanied by a heads compartment (with a door!). The maximum headroom is 1.64 m (5’5”) at the entrance into the nacelle. The architect is proposing two different sail plans: traditional sloop or gunter-rigged.


Technical specifications:

Architects: K-designs

Length: 6 m (19’8”)

Beam: 2.84 m (9’4”)

Displacement: 360 kg

Mainsail area: 15 m² (161 sq ft)

Genoa: 5.8 m² (62 sq ft)

Code 0: 18 m² (194 sq ft)

Engine: 6 hp outboard

Cost of the plans: € 180 


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