Why choose a Colne Catamaran over other cats?
7th October 2015
Andrew Craig, the designer of the Gemini Workboat range, runs and designs the Colne Catamarans explains.
Hull Design. Why choose a Colne Catamaran over other cats?
Andrew Craig, the designer of the Gemini Workboat range, runs and designs the Colne Catamarans. These smaller cats are designed with little rake on the stem, a very full forefoot and a full hull dead rise, this gives a Catamaran hull the required full buoyancy forward ALL Catamarans need when heading into weather, or they will slam on the bridge deck badly.
Designed for comfort and safety
Many designs on the market have a finer entry bow and weak forefoot to improve speed and this does work to a degree but only in very calm conditions, however as soon as any weather is experienced, the bows bury into the seas and bridge deck slamming starts, which reduces speed and sea keeping dramatically. With the full hull Colne Catamaran design, some light slamming is experienced on the hulls as they are so full, but this is far more acceptable for maintaining average speed, fuel efficiency and comfort.
Test the Colne catamaran in poor weather
These Catamaran hull design rules apply world over, so if any boat designers or builders suggests their Catamaran s do not slam in any way, we suggest there boats are tested out in poor weather conditions, so this can be experienced first hand before any purchase is made.
Colne catamaran in the making
The company has years of experience making Gemini workboats and Colne catamarans
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