Punch 17.10 - Wood/epoxy catamarans making a big comeback

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The first drawings available reveal four models – the Punch 12.70, 13.70, 15.10 and 17.10. These are evolutions with modernized design and ergonomics. The first three models feature a notably innovative construction principle, shaped below the waterline thanks to the use of strip-planking, and topsides made of composite panels built flat and without molds. Christian Hernandez is also committed to an eco-responsible approach by using recycled PET foam and biosourced resin. As for the Punch 17.10, this boat remains very close to the 1700 (see test in MW108). “The former model was built entirely in strip-planking, and it will be the same for this new one,” confirmed Alain Mortain. With a sail area to weight ratio of 12.19 m²/t, the flagship catamaran promises good performance. All models should be customizable to suit the client's wishes. Construction of the first 12.70 should start before the summer. We’ll be following this beautiful tale about Punch catamarans to share with you in an upcoming article.

Last minute news: Christian Hernandez and Alain Mortain will be at the International Multihull Show.


Builder: Multicat Algarve
Architects: Mortain/Mavrikios
Length: 56’1” (17.1 m)
Beam: 29’6” (9 m)
Draft: 5’ (1.52 m)
Air draft: 85’10” (26.16 m)
Light displacement: 35,275 lbs (16 t)
Mainsail: 1,300 sq ft (121 m²)
Genoa: 795 sq ft (74 m²)
Engines: 2 x 75 HP
Fuel: 2 x 105 US gal (2 x 400 l)
Water: 2 x 105 US gal (2 x 400 l)
Berths: 6 to 8 (website under construction) 

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