Kurt Hughes Designed, Custom Performance World Cruising Catamaran Owner Styled
Green Cove Springs, FL
This amazing boat was built by a team of professionals right in Green Cove Springs. The boat was launched last year and has traveled about
1000 miles, all under power. The boat was lived on at anchor all last winter and is set up for off grid life.
A performance cruising catamaran, she was designed to be a "poor man's Gunboat" and looks the part. Very sharp and people take out their phones to take pictures wherever she goes.
But this boat isn't all looks. She was designed using sophisticated finite element analysis software to produce the strongest, lightest boat possible. She was vacuum resin infused using MAS epoxy, genuine Corecell structural foam core and glass. All products are USA sourced. No cheap Chinese materials whatsoever. Even the rudder stocks are from USA sourced stainless steel. All the best materials, built by a perfectionist (and team of pro boat builders) who formerly worked at NASA. Not a single shortcut was taken in this expertly constructed boat. The owner (me) had been planning to cruise the world in her.
Sadly, I'm unable to follow through with the completion of this boat, mostly due to time and life constraints. It still needs a rig and significant interior work, though it's currently capable of traveling anywhere and is completely off-grid ready.
Current equipment includes:
80lbs Manson Supreme Anchor
100ft of Chain
200ft of 3/4" nylon rode
150 gals fuel capacity
50 gals water tank (you can add more, was set up for a watermaker)
Twin 30hp retractable outboard drives (for fast sailing... does 7 knots with one engine on)
440AH golf cart batteries (not in good condition... need to be replaced)
Transfer Switch, Electrical Panels, etc...
Iota DLS-90 PWM Battery Charger
Large Counter Over
Full Size Refrigerator/Freezer (ice cream is possible on this boat)
Drinking water filtration Air Conditioning
$20,000 of materials for the interior, some are on the boat, some in Green Cove Springs in storage
Invested $300,000+ so far, $140,000 of that in materials alone, never mind the pro builders.
$120,000 AS IS. What this means is it got scratched up and a few pieces of foam knocked in in Hurricane Matthew. You should see the other boats. This one did just fine and others sank that she tangled with when her mooring came free from the seabed. So you know it's well built. It even crushed a dock. I have pictures of that.
$140,000 if you want the scratches and knicks all fixed and painted before you take delivery. I don't have the time in life currently to manage these fixes, or I would have already done so.
Currently set up more as a workshop to finish the interior. A working galley and basic berth is about all there is inside, other than storage and a helm and workshop. I lived aboard for a winter in Florida at anchor already so she's perfectly livable. Just not pretty inside yet.
5 tons weight currently (it'll weigh more with rig and more interior done)
Dagger boards Retractable Outboard Drives Kick Up rudders