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LuSo | G-Force 1540 | Netherlands Owner Build

Schionning Designs G-Force 1541 Catamaran Design - We (Sabrina and Matthijs) have been in possession of a GForce 1541 for 3 weeks now. About 1 year ago we started with a meeting with Robert Quinn from Schionning. We wanted a faster catamaran that sails well and preferably built it ourselves. We love projects and this way we could already start with our dream, discovering the world together from the water. The appearance of the GForce and its performance immediately appealed to us, but we wanted something more cruising and less racing. Fortunately, Robert and his team had done something similar with the GForce 1400. And he was looking for an excuse to do the same with the GForce 1500, and there was LuSo! Our GF 1541, after a number of meetings and some ideas back and forth, we arrived at the final drawings. The two of us can work on the boat an average of 2 days a week, and occasionally friends come to help. As a result, we expect it to take 8 years to build the boat. By then we can probably stop working or at least start living at LuSo and take small steps into the world. We keep track of our construction in such detail on Instagram. Hopefully we'll see you there!! Sinds 3 weken zijn wij (Sabrina en Matthijs) in het bezit van een GForce 1541. Ongeveer 1 jaar geleden zijn we begonnen met een meeting met Robert Quinn van Schionning. We wilde graag een goed varende snellere catamaran en die het liefst zelf bouwen. We houden van projecten en op deze manier konden we nu al beginnen met onze droom, samen de wereld ontdekken vanaf het water. Het uiterlijk van de GForce en haar performance sprak ons gelijk aan, echter wilde we graag iets meer cruise en iets minder race. Gelukkig hadden Robert en zijn team iets vergelijkbaars gedaan met de GForce 1400. En hij zocht een excuses om dit ook te doen met de GForce 1500, en daar was LuSo! Onze GF 1541, na een aantal meetings en wat ideeën over en weer zijn we tot de uiteindelijke tekeningen gekomen. Wij kunnen gemiddeld 2 dagen in de week werken aan de boot met z’n tweeën, en af en toe komen vrienden mee helpen. Hierdoor verwachten wij er 8 jaar over te doen om de boot te bouwen. Tegen die tijd kunnen we waarschijnlijk ook stoppen met werken of in ieder geval op LuSo gaan wonen en met kleine stapjes de wereld in gaan. Wij houden onze bouw zo gedetailleerd mogelijk bij op Instagram. Hopelijk zien we jullie daar!!

Luso | g-force 1541 | owner build

We are building our dream G-Force 1541 for the next 6-7 years. When our catamaran LuSo is ready, we will first discover the waters of Europe and then expand our sailing area to the world’s seas.

"We (Sabrina and Matthijs) have been in possession of a GForce 1541 for 3 weeks now. About 1 year ago we started with a meeting with Robert Quinn from Schionning.

We wanted a faster catamaran that sails well and preferably built it ourselves. We love projects and this way we could already start with our dream, discovering the world together from the water.

The appearance of the GForce and its performance immediately appealed to us, but we wanted something more cruising and less racing. Fortunately, Robert and his team had done something similar with the GForce 1400. And he was looking for an excuse to do the same with the GForce 1500, and there was LuSo!

Our GForce 1541, after a number of meetings and some ideas back and forth, we arrived at the final drawings. The two of us can work on the boat an average of 2 days a week, and occasionally friends come to help. As a result, we expect it to take 8 years to build the boat. By then we can probably stop working or at least start living at LuSo and take small steps into the world.

We keep track of our construction in such detail on Instagram. Hopefully we'll see you there!!"

"Sinds 3 weken zijn wij (Sabrina en Matthijs) in het bezit van een GForce 1541. Ongeveer 1 jaar geleden zijn we begonnen met een meeting met Robert Quinn van Schionning.

We wilde graag een goed varende snellere catamaran en die het liefst zelf bouwen. We houden van projecten en op deze manier konden we nu al beginnen met onze droom, samen de wereld ontdekken vanaf het water. Het uiterlijk van de GForce en haar performance sprak ons gelijk aan, echter wilde we graag iets meer cruise en iets minder race. Gelukkig hadden Robert en zijn team iets vergelijkbaars gedaan met de GForce 1400.

En hij zocht een excuses om dit ook te doen met de GForce 1500, en daar was LuSo! Onze GF 1541, na een aantal meetings en wat ideeën over en weer zijn we tot de uiteindelijke tekeningen gekomen. Wij kunnen gemiddeld 2 dagen in de week werken aan de boot met z’n tweeën, en af en toe komen vrienden mee helpen. Hierdoor verwachten wij er 8 jaar over te doen om de boot te bouwen. Tegen die tijd kunnen we waarschijnlijk ook stoppen met werken of in ieder geval op LuSo gaan wonen en met kleine stapjes de wereld in gaan. Wij houden onze bouw zo gedetailleerd mogelijk bij op Instagram.

Hopelijk zien we jullie daar!!"

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Faidapiu | Arrow 1500 | Owner’s Review

Faidapiu Arrow 1500 Sailing Performance Review Trip from Gran Canaria to Rio de Janeiro

Faidapiu | arrow 1500 | Owner’s Review

"The 500 hours sail from Gran Canaria to Rio de Janeiro was exactly what we had built her for. The design ensures speed, the set up and outfitting allows easy sail handling for a couple and the simple systems add peace of mind."

“For several years we searched for the perfect retirement cruiser. We wanted a catamaran that could sail – so light with long waterline – with a personalised layout for the two of us – so proper bedroom and kitchen – and with simple sail handling yet trilling to sail.

It became Faidapiu the first Arrow 1500 launched in December 2020. After a year in the north of Europe and two years of light wind cruising in the Mediterranean, it was time to stretch her legs.

The 500 hours sail from Gran Canaria to Rio de Janeiro was exactly what we had built her for. A passage where we experienced the joy of sailing at comfortable speeds with 10 knots being the sweet spot where she digs in nicely without stressing neither us nor her.

The design ensures speed, the set up and outfitting allows easy sail handling for a couple and the simple systems add peace of mind. As summarized by our adult son, who joined us so we could sleep longer: “No one is going to believe how easy this was.”

For us and our plans for cruising the world, the Arrow 1500 is a perfect fit and it doesn’t harm either that she is the sleekest looking boat in the anchorage.”

Katja & Fabio Giannini
@ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Solitaire 1740

Solitaire 1740

Schionning Designs presents the Solitaire 1740 cruising catamaran, a design intended to challenge the large production manufacturers in Europe with very heavy products.

The Solitaire was initially intended as a production design, but is now available as a pre-cut kit and this will ultimately mean she is lighter, stiffer and with as much room as the big production vessels.

Her primary design feature is an efficient performance sailing catamaran with high bridgedeck clearance and angled tunnel panels to minimize slamming. She has a strong beam / length ratio and strong sail area / displacement ratio. Yet the Solitaire has our best interior volume ever allowing multiple versatile layouts and the payload to compliment it.

A Carbon rotating rig with park avenue boom.

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Solitaire 1360

Solitaire 1360

The Schionning Designs Solitaire 1360 Multihull Catamaran offers similar internal comfort and space to the production boat competition, but she is far lighter, stiffer and stronger with better waterline beam values and higher power to weight ratio.

This is a serious blue water cruiser capable of taking you around the world with high mileage daily runs in comfort and safety with minimal slamming.

Her primary design feature is an efficient performance sailing catamaran with high bridgedeck clearance and angled tunnel panels to minimize slamming. She has a strong beam / length ratio and strong sail area / displacement ratio. Yet the Solitaire has our best interior volume ever allowing multiple versatile layouts and the payload to compliment it.

On the propulsion side she has an efficient alloy mast and boom fully battened deep roach main, single line main reefing in the boom, roller furling headsail, and furling screecher on the prodder. A para-spinnaker finishes off her downwind capability. A simple, fast, and efficient rig.

Engine power comes from two 20 kW electric motors and a single 80 HP shaft-drive with folding props set comfortably forward for easy access from inside the hulls. This hybrid system will power all the equipment and air conditioning. There are large water and fuel tanks to ensure that the vessel is fully self-sufficient while away from the dock.

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Duality | Arrow 1280SE | Owner’s Review

Faidapiu Arrow 1500 Sailing Performance Review Trip from Gran Canaria to Rio de Janeiro

DUALITY | arrow 1280s | Owner’s Review

"Duality has exceeded my expectations and has plenty of space for sleeping, storage and room for some toys. I carry a 2.6m tender on the davits with a 6Hp outboard which doesn’t weigh the yacht down at all..."

“DUALITY Began life when I contacted Jeff with a list of modifications I desired from the A1200. I wanted lower volume, slimmer hulls with longer waterline length for performance plus a different layout with single head (to save weight and build time) plus bridge deck cabins. I was more concerned with performance than load carrying ability so the A1280s was conceived.

From the day my kit arrived to launch day it was almost 3 years to the day. I built the majority of Duality by myself except for the fairing and painting and some hardware fitting which a friend did for me. I was working overseas during the build so only got to work on the boat on my days off back in Australia.

Duality pretty much sails at wind speed at most normal angles upwind and downwind. I haven’t pushed very hard but have seen 19.5kts boat speed in 19kts of wind with flat water. Upwind she likes to sail at about 9.5-10kts tacking through 90-95 degrees. Very little wind is needed to get going, it’s not uncommon to see the boat speed well in excess of wind speed in light air.

I have a rotating carbon mast from Current Marine, the mainsail is 66m2, jib 33m2, screacher 75m2 and asymmetric spinnaker 135m2. As far as cruising goes Duality has exceeded my expectations and has plenty of space for sleeping, storage and room for some toys. I carry a 2.6m tender on the davits with a 6Hp outboard which doesn’t weigh the yacht down at all.”

Matt G.
Duality |  Arrow 1280S

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Zero² | G-Force1800SSS | Owner’s Review

ZERO2 Schionning Designs G-Force1800SSS

Zero² | G-Force1800SSS | Owner’s Review

"We just completed a 5 day crossing from Luganville Vanuatu to Mackay Australia. 2 handed just my partner tracey and myself..."

..”The final day threw us some curved balls, 25 knots of breeze – We saw 38 knots at one stage, rising swell with 4 metre sets then we had to navigate a reef passage with 5 knots of outgoing current with over falls.

With both engines and one head sail Zero handled everything with ease, surfing a wave over the worst of the over falls.

We are currently heading south down the Queensland coast and enjoying the calmer conditions, we constantly have people cruise past and comment what a beautiful looking vessel she is. Functional and beautiful.”

Jeff Dodd
Zero² |  G-Force1800SSS

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Solitaire 1520

SDI Schionning Designs Solitaire 1520 Multihull Catamaran Design CAD Render

Solitaire 1520

The Schionning Designs Solitaire 1520 Multihull Catamaran offers similar internal comfort and space to the production boat competition, but she is far lighter, stiffer and stronger with better waterline beam values and higher power to weight ratio.

This is a serious blue water cruiser capable of taking you around the world with high mileage daily runs in comfort and safety with minimal slamming.

Her primary design feature is an efficient performance sailing catamaran with high bridgedeck clearance and angled tunnel panels to minimize slamming. She has a strong beam / length ratio and strong sail area / displacement ratio. Yet the Solitaire has our best interior volume ever allowing multiple versatile layouts and the payload to compliment it.

On the propulsion side she has an efficient alloy mast and boom fully battened deep roach main, single line main reefing in the boom, roller furling headsail, and furling screecher on the prodder. A para-spinnaker finishes off her downwind capability. A simple, fast, and efficient rig.

Engine power comes from two 20 kW electric motors and a single 80 HP shaft-drive with folding props set comfortably forward for easy access from inside the hulls. This hybrid system will power all the equipment and air conditioning. There are large water and fuel tanks to ensure that the vessel is fully self-sufficient while away from the dock.

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Construction Plans & Pricing

Construction Plan Examples

This graph shows the estimated cost of materials for a range of different sized sailing catamarans, finished to a basic standard with standard equipment.
The material cost is all materials needed to build and finish the boat, and does not include the cost of any labour. For home builders, this cost may reflect the entire project cost if doing all labour yourself. However if having the boat built professionally you should multiply your builder's hourly rate by the estimated build hours of your chosen design to get an estimated labour value. These figures include the construction plans and kit price. 

The construction plans supplied by Schionning Designs are mostly CAD-drawn sheets taken from our full 3D model for accuracy. We use a plethora of design programs to create our plans and we stand behind them 100%, providing back-up support should you encounter any troubles during your build. Please be aware that plans are NOT included in the price of your kit and will need to be purchased seperately.

Often when we are working on a custom design for a client that is going to be professionally built, the plans may be Hand Drawn by Jeff, there are a number of reasons for this - the main being that experienced Schionning-recommended builders know our designs and systems and therefore require less instruction and merely the bare technical information. So depending on your experience and needs, we regularly tailor the supplied design package.

Our Plan prices include delivery via an electronic download link. Alternatively plans can be posted to anywhere in the world via courier with a tracking service.

Postage times can vary enormously, so we cannot guarantee delivery times.

Plans which are for courier, will be delivered in PDF format on a USB drive.. Electronic copies are far more durable and reliable than the paper equivalents. Paper plans can be arranged if necessary at an extra cost.

PLAN PRICES

Plan prices include electronic delivery.

Plans can be mailed to worldwide destinations via courier. All plans are now delivered electronically, whether hand-drawn or in CAD, in PDF format on a USD drive. Paper plans can be arranged at an extra cost if required. Please enquire directly with us for these rates.

Electronic copies are far more durable and allow cheap printing locally, as well as convenient re-printing when plan sheets inevitably become damaged in the shed.

These prices are for the construction plans only. For Kit pricing please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE:
Our designs require the purchase of the pre-cut kit & cannot be constructed using the plans alone. These prices are for the construction plans only. For Kit pricing please contact us.

The Schionning Designs International Solitaire Series is a serious blue water cruiser capable of taking you around the world with high mileage daily runs in comfort and safety with minimal slamming.

The Solitaire 1490 offers similar internal comfort and space to the production boat competition, but she is far lighter, stiffer and stronger, with better waterline beam values and higher power to weight ration.

Designed primarily as an efficient fast sailing cat with high bridgdeck clearance and chamfer panels to minimize slamming.

The Schionning Design studio can accommodate all design requests, including those for commercial vessels or charter boats, whether it is bare-boat charter, skippered, or day charter with a number of passengers.
 
The different commercial designs completed will be displayed here, and if there is nothing that fits your needs, contact us for a custom design quotation. 

We require a signed order form with each plan order. 

This form explains our terms and conditions of sale. 

Plans will not be released until we received a signed order form accepting our terms and conditions.

Thank you for your understanding!

Advice is readily available to help with your design choice and various options available.

PAYMENT

WE ACCEPT  :  Direct Deposits to our bank account.  Please email us for our bank account details.

Email us for our bank account details.
 
A signed copy of our ORDER FORM must be scanned and emailed to our office before the plans will be sent to you. This is important as this confirms your acceptance of our terms and conditions.

What is included in the plans?

Aside from the CAD drawings you receive, all Plan purchases include backup regardless of how long the project takes you. 

A Build Manual is included with your plans purchase.  The build documentary, available to email in PDF form, has been tailored particularly to the flat panel construction but covers all other aspects and techniques that apply to all designs and you will find useful.

Your plan sheets will be A3 and A1 detailed sheets in PDF format on a USB drive. The actual plans vary depending on the design so please ask us for a plan index that will show the exact detail and number of sheets that are provided in the design that interests you.

Your plan sheets will be A3 and A1 detailed sheets in PDF format and sent via an electronic download link unless otherwise requested.

The actual plans vary depending on the design so please ask us for a plan index that will show the exact detail and number of sheets that are provided in the design that interests you.

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Boyard Croisiere Professional Boatbuilders

Schionning Designs Boyard Croisiere Boatbuilder La Rochelle France
Schionning Designs Boyard Croisiere Boatbuilder La Rochelle France

Boyard Croisiere are a charter business that have now started building our catamarans. They began their build program with the Arrow 1500 Day Charter to put into their fleet. They’re ideally located in quaint La Rochelle, France. They are now set up to build for clients. Boyard Croisiere is an Official Agent of Schionning Designs.

languages spoken: french | spanish | english

portfolio | located : la Rochelle, france

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Growler 710 VT

Growler 650 VT Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International

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.

Current Build - malta

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. Depending on your needs, a small 12v fridge could easily be fitted.

This is a new take on the ‘bowrider’ style, with good looks, extraordinary speed and fantastic fuel economy.

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

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.