August 2013 saw the launching of the first 11.14m alloy planing hull power cat built in New Zealand by VK Marine Ltd. This cat was on display at the September boat show in Auckland and also featured in the November issue of Boating NZ magazine. The boat has attracted plenty of attention with it’s aggressive sheerline and innovative layout with the cockpit bulkhead opening up to create a large indoor/outdoor living space. Fitted with a composite cabin top and air intake grills and finished to a very high standard, the boat performs very well with the 310hp Cummins combined with the Bravo 3 stern legs controlled with the all new Axius system. Top speed is around 37 knots and very economic cruising in the low 20’s.
This is our newest design in the range of moderate sized planing cats we offer.
The sheer line is a little more aggressive than you would normally expect to see on our designs around this size and the styling is also a progression from earlier models.
Like the slightly smaller 10m design it is detailed with a composite cabin top which is an easy to build component and adds a degree of luxury and clean lines compared to a more conventionally built alloy top.
Diesel inboards with stern legs are standard with the design but it would also be suitable for outboards or inboards with V drives and shafts with underwater props.
The first of this design to be launched is fitted with a pair of 310hp Cummins diesels with Bravo 3 stern legs and the ‘Axius’ control system. Top speed is 37 knots with a very economic cruising range in the low 20’s.
Control, comfort, manoeuvrability, and sea keeping ability is outstanding.
For further information and specifications please see www.powercatsnz.com