By Silver Fern Creations, USA
This beautiful boat is being built in the USA. Designed to follow the clients son around the yacht racing course without impacting on the race. It has low wash and very efficient hull chracteristics. Designed to operate for long periods at slow speed but with the ability to race to the top mark at 20 knots when needed in all conditions.
This 8.8 metre jet boat is a custom design for DIYNO Kitset Boats. The owner/builder was originally looking at a standard 801 but his choice of engine put it outside the skope of that hull so we have done this custom design for him. This is the largest boat to utilise my alloy jig/trailer option. The alloy jig becomes the trailer once the hull is constructed. Very good light, strong and quiet trailers which are easy to launch and reteieve the boats from. The full weight of the trailer is about half of a steel trailer weight, which in this case puts the all up weight of the boat with fuel and trailer under 3,500Kg.
The boat is 8.8 metre hull length, 2.75 metre beam. Engine is a Duramax putting out 450Hp coupled to a Hamilton Jet 274.
Speed will be 41 knots. I will post progress of the build as it goes.
This is a small water taxi being built in Fiji for the tourism sector there. It utlises my WASP powercat hull form which is ideal for this type of boat.
Key features of the design are:-
Able to operate at any speed
Very dry boats
Very safe in all sea conditions
Great load carriers without detriment to performance
Very stable but without the quick motion of other powercats
Leans inwards in a turn
Very efficient without the use of foils
Great access on and off from the bowramp steps.
Also good boarding platforms both sides at the stern
The first boat will run a single 60 Hp outboard engine centrally mounted. It will carry up to 18 people at 16-18 knots. Two subsequent boats will run twin 60 Hp outboards.