Crowther 50ft Carbon Cruiser/Race Catamaran
Triple 8 is a fast, rigid 50ft centre-pod catamaran blue water racer. Designed by Crowther, she is constructed in carbon composite to the highest standard by Wahoo Composites USA. Subsequently improved to a comfortable cruiser/racer, without compromise, in New Zealand.
She has a full set of top-quality racing/cruising sails from North Sails, including 3DL composite main, roller furling jib, furling code sails, carbon two-piece mast (2015) with carbon standing rig from NZ Rigging. Deck hardware, generally Ronstan with Harken winches including fwd electric halyard winch with many uses. Mounted aft the main beam, a 2kW drum anchor winch.
With dimensions 50’ x 30’ Triple 8 is very stable, easily sailed solo or shorthanded from the generous cockpit equipped with 6 winches, helm, helm seat, instruments, plotter, motor controls and autopilot. Aft of the cockpit is a 3.5m (11’6) x 1.3m (4’3) platform that swings vertically from sea level to cockpit sole, providing easy access from water (or dinghy) to the platform, to the cockpit, via a stainless ladder.
Each hull, accessed by forward and aft hatch, port side fwd has the heads and a 4kW marine generator (aux charging). Starboard fwd has fuel storage and a sail locker. Starboard aft has a 15kW electric saildrive along with an 8kW lithium battery pack and associated controllers together with a 3kW Victron inverter charger.
Port aft has a 15kW electric saildrive with an 8kW lithium battery pack and Victron charger, along with a CJD 12V DC 60L/hr. watermaker and polyethene tanks.
Contact Steve Thomas, NZ Boat Sales, FREE Phone 0508 4 BOATS (0508 42 62 87) Mob 0274 459197.