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Arrow 1500 Day Charter

Arrow 1500DC Day Charter SDI Catamaran Commercial Design

Arrow 1500 DAY CHARTER

The Arrow 1500DC is an open bridgedeck version of the popular Arrow 1500 cruising design, utilising the 100% flat panel construction and catering to charter operations and commercial applications. She has capacity for 32 guests with a focus on sailing ability to give customers a true multihull experience.

The Arrow Series of performance cruising catamarans has been steadily gaining popularity due to the modern angular styling and 100% flat panel construction method. With this in mind, a new commercial version of the Arrow 1500 design has been commissioned for day charter work - the Arrow 1500DC (Day Charter). This open bridgedeck vessel gives a practical layout with ample seating for a healthy number of passengers and with accomodations for crew.

The sailing ability will not be impacted too heavily and fully loaded she will perform well even in light winds, reducing costs of having to run engines and giving passengers a true sailing experience. Her shallow draft allows her to nose into sandy beaches easily to embark and disembark passengers and to load or unload equipment and supplies. Available either as a pre-cut kit or this vessel can be quoted by any of our professional or production builders. For more information, please contact us. Study plans and detailed specifications are coming soon.

Arrow 1500dc

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Alaskan 52

SDI Alaskan 52 Power Catamaran Lion King Launch 2

Alaskan 52

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Alaskan 52 Power Catamaran by Schionning Designs introduces the Alaskan 52 to have every quality you need for serious long distance live aboard cruising.

The "Trawler" catchword is used on any and every type of vessel trying to project to the buyer a Trawler's solid heavy-duty ability to handle the sea because of its working heritage. Usually they are heavy, slow and purpose designed with huge motors to pull trawl loads, and are not the boat to cruise in. This is like travelling in a semi-trailer instead of a motor home.

In this way we have designed the Alaskan 52 to have every quality you need for serious long distance live aboard cruising. We use the most modern light-weight materials; sophisticated engineering and reliable new advances in technology and equipment to produce this perfectly balanced Power Cat.

The Alaskan 52 pictured below was built by Serenity Shipyar​

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Alaskan 41

Alaskan 41 Power Catamaran Launch by Schionning Designs

Alaskan 41

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The Alaskan 41 Power Catamaran is sophisticated & stylish with accommodation. Easy entertaining to suit live aboard cruisers.

Alaskan 41 Power Catamaran is a seaworthy passage maker, the Alaskan runs on very economical hulls, giving her cruising speeds of 16-17kts, and a top speed of 24kts pushed by just two 125hp Yanmar turbo diesels housed in separate engine rooms.

With such small Horse Power and very economical hull shapes the Alaskan has the fuel consumption figures to embarrass even the most frugal of monohull designs. Cruising at 16-17kts fuel consumption is 1.3ltrs per Nautical mile giving the Alaskan a range of close to 1000 sea miles. Sophisticated and stylish with accommodation to suit live aboard cruisers and well set up for very easy entertaining, this design suits a wide range of applications and can literally go anywhere.

Available in kit form with many parts pre-cut and our very latest construction plans with loads of detail, she is suitable for amateur or professional builders.

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Ocean Marina, Thailand

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Sea Shanty 1600

SDI Sea Shanty 1600 Power Catamaran Schionning Designs International

Sea Shanty 1600

The Sea Shanty evolved as an idea of Jeff's to create a large stable cruising platform, able to carry enough of the cruising toys to make it a real home away from home. The huge cockpit and multiple cabins make the Shanty into a real palace on the water. Motorbikes or a small car could be loaded via the aft ramp, if desired.

DESIGN FEATURES

  • A world cruiser, she has a generous payload to afford luxury.
  • Not all of the internal furniture is built in, household items may be used.
  • Moderate cruising speeds from 9-12 knots up to 24 knots.
  • Combination of strip planking and flat panel construction.
  • Fantastic for those that wish to escape it all and explore the globe.

“Sea Shanty”, the name conjures up visions of thatch, sand, and crystal clear water. Simplicity, practicality, and the great outdoors, this is exactly what she’s about. The Sea Shanty is based on the hull form of our very successful 16m Ferry built in Australia and used in Vanuatu to carry passengers around the islands.

While she was being built, Lorraine and I spent some time cruising on our Trimaran and we kept coming back to the idea that the Ferry would make the ideal platform for a comfortable world cruising home.

Whilst we love life aboard, we also miss our toys and comforts, pets, family and space whilst cruising. We like to keep active and felt that a large seaworthy platform with simple but stylish accommodation and a large outdoor area was very desirable.

So the design evolved. Where the Ferry needed decent displacement to carry 75 passengers the Sea Shanty needs the displacement for home comforts plus fuel and water for extended ocean passages. As a passage maker, speed was moderated to a comfortable mile eating 12 – 16 knots and a bar crossing sprint of up to 20 knots.

Construction is our proven Schionning build system that has been producing beautiful catamarans for over 20 years - the high tech composite materials, including pre-laminated panels and some strip planking (to achieve the soft curves of the design). West System epoxy and S-Glass (lighter yet with the same strength and stiffness of standard fibreglass) cloth is used for the shell construction. Carbon options are certainly available and quite popular, however these choices need to be made by you the owner, to produce an end result that is within your chosen budget.

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Growler GTR1500

Growler 1500 GTR Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International

Growler 1500 GTR

SDI Growler 1500 GTR Power Catamaran: modern, sleek, fast, fuel efficient; ideal for long range cruising and live-aboard.

As a designer you’ve got to love those few clients who want something different and way out there. The Growler 1500 GTR design concept is for one of our loyal repeat owners, this being his fourth Schionning and happily loved them all, why wouldn’t you, most of them new cutting edge sailing cats but now looking at the growing power cat market he’s again thinking way outside the square.

We are using the new Whisper hull form we have been developing over the last few years, shallower draft, lower drag ratios and yet still having the superb soft ride and sea keeping ability of our VT series. She has generous hull beam giving huge accommodation in the hulls and high load values. Styling follows our G‐Force trend with the reverse bows, but has the sleek yet aggressive Growler Power Cat look, flexing those muscles.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

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Growler 950 VTR

Growler 950 VTR Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International

Growler 950 VTR

The Growler 950 VTR is an evolution of ideas from various clients asking for the same overall design concept. A modern, sleek power cat that is fuel efficient, is ideal for overnighting and weekending and can be trailered home for storage (with a permit in some states).

This has lead to the development of the Growler 950 VTR. Her sleek looks are sure to turn heads in any anchorage or the local boatramp, and with just two 90hp outboards she will get you there in no time – and in comfort!

The patented and well-tested Vapor Trail hull shape is known for its wave-piercing characteristics - cutting through the heaviest swell, and her high bridgedeck clearance will ensure zero slamming.

The forward cockpit really opens up the aft area into a platform ideal for fishing (game chair mounted between the outboards?), swimming, sunbathing or just for deck chairs and socialising.

The Growler 950 VTR is available in a Stealth version and a Flybridge version. You can see these displayed in the photo gallery.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

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Growler 880 GTR

Growler 880 GTR Power Catamaran Exterior CAD Designs - SDI - Schionning Designs International

Growler 880 GTR

SDI Growler 880 GTR is Fast, Fun and Ballsy, our new Growler 880 GTR power cat is perfect for week‐ending and coastal cruising.

You’ll be very surprised at how much room is inside this ‘small’ cat – there is plenty of accommodation for a big family, including a good sized private head and shower. If you’re more likely to enjoy fishing with a bunch of your mates, we’ve got that covered too.​

We have used our new “Whisper” hull shape on the Growler 880 GTR, a development from the VT hull form using the wide hull beam but with “soft” V entry giving a similar seaworthy ride but having the advantage of shallower draft for shallow areas and beaching.

Quick to plane, we are using 115hp outboard engines on Stealth 1 she will cruise comfortably at around 18 to 20 knots with a top speed of 28 – 30 knots expected, but if you use more power, you’ll get more speed. The Whisper” hulls will deliver incredible comfort and safety, even in rough sea conditions, much like our well proven VT’s.

The Schionning Designs Growler 880 GTR wide hulls offer very good volume inside providing unusually good accommodation in a cat this size and yet still offer very good fuel economy.

There is an excellent building project blog by The Boatbuilding Boys, Troy Smith and partner Brad in Sydney, NSW - see their project and progress here.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

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Prowler 40 Open Cruiser

SDI Prowler 40 Open/Cruiser Power Catamaran - Schionning Designs International

Prowler 40 Open/Cruiser

SDI Prowler 40 Open/Cruiser is a commercial power catamaran, Available at a very competitive price for a motor-away vessel, the Open layout is ideal for dive-boats, day-boats, snorkelling tours and almost any other on-water charter.

No matter where you need to go, or who you're taking, the Prowler Open 40 can get you there quickly and in comfort. The Cruiser version has accommodation and relaxing living areas for the whole family.
This pictured version is an open plan bridgedeck, featuring ample seating for the 32 passengers that she can safely and comfortably carry, along with an additional 3 crew members. The hulls have 1.85 metres of headroom and provide toilet amenities, crew bunks and a galley for food preparation.
If you're looking for a fast good-looking commercial vessel that will perform well above expectations and is more affordable than you think - look no further!

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Prowler 33 Cruiser

Prowler 33 Cruiser

The Prowler 33 Cruiser is a commercial or pleasure power catamaran offered by Multihulls PCM, located in Slovenia.

Available at a very competitive price for a motor-away vessel and in a number of alternate configurations. PCM 330 has semi-displacement hulls that makes her very efficient at most speeds. It means small engines and economical fuel consumption!

This production vessel als has 2 Double Cabins forward + 1 Cabin in the starboard aft + 1 big Bathroom (2.5m long) with 2 separate washbasins with hot/cold pressure water and shower in the port aft. Inside this bathroom there is a door that brings you to a separate Head with its own washbasin with hot/cold pressure water.

Galley is up on the bridge deck together with the spacious saloon. There is a wooden table and bench seating for 6 people which is convertible to a double bed as well in the saloon. Panoramic view through non-opening windows all around is one of her features. The generous cockpit allows boarding through doors on either side and has seating for 8 people together with two handcrafted wooden cockpit tables.

If you're looking for a fast good-looking pleasure or dive vessel that will perform well above expectations and is more affordable than you think - look no further!

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Prowler 1360

SDI Prowler 33 Cruiser Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International

Prowler 1360

The Prowler 1360 is a semi-displacement power catamaran design, following a more traditional style in comparison to some of the more modern power designs such as the Growler Series.

Prowler 1360 Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International

The bows have been kept quite square and sharp, and the cabin features large wrap around windows and angular styling. The foredeck runs forward to the front of the bridgedeck providing a wide spacious area for sunbathing, enjoying a glass of champagne or giving storage space for dinghy or other cruising toys.

The layout is open plan and offers a surprising amount of interior space and accommodation due to the Prowler’s wide hulls—significantly wider than that of her Alaskan sisters. This extra width does allow a little more freedom when configuring the layout and combats the ‘stuffy' enclosed feeling that being down in the hull can bring.

The Prowler 1360 is a large displacement hulled cruiser that will sleep 4-6 family or friends comfortably.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

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