In these difficult times Asia Catamarans were lucky enough to sign 2 new building contracts over the last month.
A new Stealth 12 sailing cat contract was signed by an Italian couple for a start date of August 1st this year and launching in April 2021.
After sea trails the boat will be shipped to The Med where the boat will spend her life cruising the lovely waters and countries of the Mediterranean. The new owner is himself a highly qualified Naval architect giving great kudos to the Stealth designs.
Given the incredibly tough times the Italian people are having it is great to see some of their countrymen planning a healthy and enjoyable future.
A new Stealth 13 sailing cat contract was also signed for a family based in Germany.
The new owners plan to leave their catamaran here in Thailand for a year or so enjoying the great cruising grounds and lifestyle on offer.
The cat may be shipped to Europe at a later date but that may depend on how they enjoy what is on offer locally.
The unique feature this Stealth cat will have is a full electric propulsion system using 2 x 10 kw water cooled electric motors driving shafts with folding props.
Fitted to the roof and dinghy davits will be as many solar panels as possible while 2 x large banks of Li batteries will power the boat.
A lot of emphasis will be placed on the ability to regenerate power from the propellers when sailing as it is not an issue for a Stealth cat to be sailing at good regeneration speeds in low wind strengths minimizing the need to use a generator though a small version, as back-up, will be on-board.
A lot of thought and energy will go into keeping this new cat as light as possible to keep the electric propulsion system as efficient as possible, something many electric driven sailing cats do not seem to focus on and something at which Asia Catamarans do excel.
A very exciting project indeed and one that Asia Catamarans has been looking forward to for many years now.
Alan Carawardine talks to Jason Gard …. click the url. . .
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(Our craft are lighter and faster than most – a real benefit for electric yachting)
A Success Story – (latest update August 2019)
“Phantom V”, a Stealth 13s, overall winner at The Multihull Solutions 2019 Regatta, owned and skippered by Andrew Hurford
“Phantom V”, a Stealth 13s, overall winner at The Multihull Racing Division of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week, skippered by Alan Carwardine.
This is the 6th time a Stealth Cat has won this highly acclaimed regatta!