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Growler 710 VT

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Growler 710 VT

The Growler 710 VT has been designed specifically for those interested in a fast, practical run-a-bout for fishing, over-nighting or sports, with three different versions available.

The Growler 710 VT Power Catamaran by SDI offer are 3 different versions of this design. The Growler 710 VT Power Fishing Catamaran, The Growler 710 VT Power Cuddy Cabin Catamaran. The Growler 710 VT Power Sports Catamaran Design.

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These cats have found huge favour locally and worldwide with special interest from France and New Caledonia. It is refreshing to see some people appreciating the ‘true’ multihull values of a proper A hard-top cover provides much needed shade when out on the water, as well as plenty of space to work while remaining extremely stable in even the largest swells.

She has excellent load carrying capabilities, and can be loaded with equipment and passengers more so than other boats of similar size. Or perhaps just to bring home all the fish! The reduced size bimini reduces interference with rods and casting.

A small fridge can be installed, and theres plenty of rooms for eskies. between speed and luxury.

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

Growler 710 VT Study Plans - coming soon

Growler 710 VT
FISHING

The Growler 710 VT Fishing has been designed specifically for those interested in a fast, practical run-a-bout for fishing. A hard-top cover provides much needed shade when out on the water, as well as plenty of space to work while remaining extremely stable in even the largest swells. She has excellent load carrying capabilities, and can be loaded with equipment and passengers more so than other boats of similar size. Or perhaps just to bring home all the fish! The reduced size bi-mini reduces interference with rods and casting. A small fridge can be installed, and theres plenty of rooms for eskies.
Floor space is kept flat with one step forward to maximise the room when fighting a big catch. The Growler 710 VT Fishing is the ultimate fishing machine!

Growler 710 VT
SPORTS

The Growler 710 VT Sports is the ultimate run-about for waterskiing, wakeboarding, or simply taking out friends and family for a day on the water. With plenty of seating for 6 passengers, or more should you require – you won’t have to leave anyone at home. Perfect for loading the camping gear and taking off up rivers, creeks and inland waterways, as well as extremely seaworthy for those adventures that take you out into the ocean swells. Easily beached, just raise the outboards or anchor and swim from the transom. Depending on your needs, a small 12v fridge (and port-a-potty) could easily be fitted to keep the beer cold while lazing on the beach. This is a new take on the ‘bowrider’ style, with good looks, extraordinary speed and fantastic fuel economy.

Growler 710 VT
CUDDY CABIN

The Growler 710 VT Cuddy is our third option for the ultra-efficient registered VT (Vapour Trail) hull shape used on the 6.5m platform. She boasts a surprisingly roomy cabin, with a double berth from which a table extends to create a dinette if required. A small fridge, small gas cook-top and port-a-potty can also be installed if desired. This little weekender is perfect for inland lakes or skipping out to the islands at a top speed or 45 knots (depending on engine choice). Exceptional ocean going ability is a key feature. The Cuddy can also be trailered and stored in the driveway during the week. Built from balsa-core Duflex panels, this tough little cat is perfect for those weekend trips with friends and family or a romantic retreat with a partner.
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Prowler 1500

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Prowler 1500

The Prowler 1500 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.

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 1500 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.

Prowler 1500 Study Plans - PDF Coming Soon

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Prowler 1100 Water Taxi

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Prowler 1100 Water Taxi

The Prowler 1100 Water Taxi Catamaran Design by Schionning Designs is perfect for use in the resort and leisure industry,

The Prowler 1100 Water Taxi is a commercial charter vessel suited to ferrying passengers or transferring people or goods. The design is based on the Prowler 1100 hulls and has been adapted to house ample passenger seating, as well as standing area and a driving console.

Outboard engines are utilised on this design, meaning she can tilt the engines are get close to shore for embarking and disembarking of guests.

Perfect for use in the resort and leisure industry, the Water Taxi design is simple, easy to build therefore cost effective, and provides safety and a comfortable ride.

More detailed design information, study plans and specifications are coming very shortly.

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Euro 1480 Bi-Plane

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Euro 1480 Bi-Plane

The Euro 1480 Bi-Plane is a new custom design commissioned by a client wanting to think outside the box and utilise the bi-plane rig on a commercial vessel. The concept suits commercial work well due to it's simplicity and the outward situated masts mean that the interior bridgedeck space can be utilised more effectively.

The interior layout of the Euro 1480 Bi-Plane features a large main cabin with ensuite situated forward on the bridgedeck, with a walk-around galley behind leading out to a large cockpit with plenty of seating for guests. Two queen cabins are located down in each hull, with their own toilet and shower and a smaller berth forward.

This layout would suit skippered chartering with crew occupying one cabin and guests in the main cabin, or any desired combination. The bi-plane rig means easy sailing and sail handling with minimal sail controls cluttering the deck space. ​

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Alaskan 52

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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

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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.

Alaskan 44

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Sea Shanty 1600

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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

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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

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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.

Growler 950VTR

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Growler 880 GTR

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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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