Project | Carl & Beth McConnochie
Carl & Beth McConnochie are underway on an Arrow 1200 design, this page is to assist those interested in following their progress.
Introducing the new era of performance cruising designs, the modern and stylish Arrow 1200.
This design concept originated by looking back at the classic Schionning designs, at a time when the primary considerations were defined by need and not greed. When building your own multihull, there are many factors that can push out the cost and budget of the project. Firstly, your choice of design is important as far as internal volume, a certain amount of accommodation is going to take a certain amount of materials. Secondly, the “must-have” choices - while it is nice to have all the bells and whistles this too often blows out the costings of any build.
The Arrow 1200’s best feature by far is the simple 100% flat-panel construction method. Yes, you read correctly. This design comes as a fully pre-cut kit direct to your door, with only a handful of tools required to get started. To help cut costs further, the Arrow 1200 kit can be ordered in a shell-only kit, or with furniture, depending on your budget. If your budget is a little more generous, you can order the furniture fully pre-cut, ready to tape together. However if you’re wanting to save every penny, why not order a shell-only kit, and piece together the interior as and when you can afford it? The aesthetic style of the Arrow is really determined by this build process, and without any time-consuming strip-planked curves she has a very modern, stealth styling that will certainly turn heads.
Arrow 1200 Sports
The Schionning Designs Team is excited to announce a new high performance racing design, the sleek and stealthy Arrow 1200 Sport.
This design concept takes the Arrow's purist values one step further; shedding another skin to become a real serpent of the seas. We have drawn from the same "back to the future" low cost concept, only this time focusing on need and speed. Like the original Arrow, we use the latest cutting edge technologies used in light kit panel building systems to make it quick and easy to build.
Jeff has designed the Arrow Sport to be all the room you need for a 4 man racing crew. Accommodation is nicely balanced with two separate aft cabins with big queen bunks and plenty of space with privacy. Two single cabins lay latrally, tucked under the forward deck incase you need extra hands for a fast ocean crossing. With two separate head and showers there's enough amenities to keep your crew well kempt.
The salloon is situated on the bridgedeck with sitting headroom. A nav station is set half-way down the port stairs and facing forwards, big enough for all your charts, certainly big enough for your tablet or laptop. To the starboard, we have a galley down for stable cooking of your stable meals. You'll be going fast, so you want the cook to be able to stand steady and down in the hulls is the best place for that.
The Troublemaker 9500 is designed to compete with the new 30 to 32 foot mono revolution that is happening at present, but with some very unique features that make her stand out from the crowd.
Once you are used to the benefits enjoyed by Multihulls such as speed, shallow draft plus the ability to dry out on secluded beaches in the Islands, a (normal) mono just does not cut it. OK you still have the heeling but here we are aiming for a very stiff boat keeping the heel angles as low as possible.
The un-stayed carbon masts help tremendously, first the low weight aloft plus having two masts keeps the centre of effort low, reducing the lever arm. The two masts are light making it easy for one person to lower them and the support tubes carry the boom gooseneck allowing the boom and sails to remain in place when packing up.
She has the huge advantage of trail-ability with almost half the weight of her competitors. Power to weight ratios are high making her very fast, she can be beached anywhere or walked into any shallow area drawing only 200mm with keel and rudders lifted, accommodation is equal to or better than her competitors so she’s hard to go past in this size range. And did I tell you, you can build her yourself very easily from a pre-cut high tech composite kit for half the price or better.
The Legend 60 is a more traditionally styled performance cruiser from the Schionning Designs drawing board, combining luxury and speed while keeping the classic aesthetic.
The first example of this design was built in Australia on the Sunshine Coast (Tully Too) with the second example built and launched in Brittany, France. Both vessels look fantastic and have performed beyond expectations.
The Legend began as a custom design but it soon became clear that the vertical windows and performance aspects of the design were popular, and so the Legend was incorporated into the Schionning design range. She has abundant accomodation with a layout similar to the G-Force 1800, but with subtle differences.
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 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.
Designed primarily as an efficient fast sailing cat with high bridgdeck clearance and chamfer panels to minimize slamming.
On the power side she has an efficient alloy mast and boom fully battened square head main, single line main reefing in the boom, roller reefing headsail and furled screecher on the prodder. A spinnaker can be added, flown off the prodder end. A simple, fast, efficient rig.
Engine power comes from two Yanmar 50 HP sail-drives with folding props set in separate engine bays with deck hatches for easy access, she has a 6KW genset to 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.