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.