Friday 24 May 2013

The Proteus 106 sailing catamaran

Still remarkable value at around R200,000 only, with the Rands value at a four year low this is a great deal! Thats only U$20,833 right now and we include the epoxy in that price!

Vat will apply on the kit when supplied locally, not to exports.

Plans are extra and available from the designer direct, the cost is NZ$4500.

Proteus 10.6m Sailing Catamaran

This Lavranos Marine Design is a perfect small family ocean cruising cat. It is designed to offer a sufficient load carrying capacity to do ocean crossings with a family, at low cost and capable of amateur construction with a minimum amount of labour and skill. This simple, strong, fast, comfortable and cheap boat is also aimed at being practical & enjoyable for local use. She is also small enough for easy shorthanded use.

The interior consists of four berths

(two doubles + 2 singles), a saloon settee, a practical galley, and a toilet compartment, all with standing headroom.

She is configured with two machinery and keel variations; A 4 stroke 20HP outboard on a hinging nacelle is fitted for economy, as is tiller steering, with "kick up" rudders. The other choice is that a saildrive "single cylinder baby diesel" can be fitted, as can fixed mini keels.

The rig is the simplest possible, with a pair of cap shrouds and headstay triangulated, single diamond. The sail inventory is essentially a mainsail, a roller furler jib, and a storm jib. Optional: Genneker.