Power catamaran

Valder 20 - A passion for speed

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I’m used to racing my MTI catamaran at over 120 knots on the US offshore circuit, so even though I hadn’t planned anything that fast in recreational boat form, I still wanted something with reasonable performance,” Wayne tells us.
His quest led him to one of the big names in high-performance leisure catamarans, Roger Hill, who designed a large 67-foot (20 m) catamaran equipped with a self-stabilizing foil system. This powercat was then built in a foam/carbon/epoxy sandwich and fitted with a powerful drivetrain (2 x 1,300 HP) to reach 45 knots. Cruising speed is between 18 knots - the speed at which the foils start to work - and 30 knots, where range is still 1,143 miles (with a 10% reserve). Particular attention has been paid to soundproofing and vibration suppression. The layout can be customized according to the Owner's wishes, as can the deck layout: the flybridge version can even accommodate a (small) helicopter, though a Sedan version also features in the catalog.

Builder: Valder Yachts
Length overall: 67’7” (20.6 m)
Waterline length: 56’1” (17.1 m)
Beam: 22’ (6.7 m)
Draft: 33” (0.83 m)
Light displacement: 66,000 lbs (30 t)
Max laden displacement: 88,625 lbs (40.2 t)
Max. speed: 45 knots
Cruising speed: 18 to 30 knots
Range at 9 knots: approx. 4,000 miles
Drivetrain: 2 x MAN V8 1,300 HP
Fuel: 2,500 US gal (9,460 l)
Water: 440 US gal (1,675 l)


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