The AB 32 is an high performance ocean-going power catamaran with spacious, easy living comfort at its best and with extraordinary fuel efficiency. Successful design studio Albatross Marine Design has developed our new design AB32 power cat as a budget coastal all round weekender, perfect for family or for running small charter business.
The result is an exceptional design, including large spaces and facilities normally only found in larger and more expensive catamarans of 35-40 ft range. This power cat is stable ,reliable and is able to meet a wide variety of customer needs.
The feature of the hull shape: it allows twin 75 until 250HP engines to be installed. The boats hull is optimized for range of semi-planning speeds 17-34 kts but can be used successfully at planning speeds. Measures have been taken to provide softness of ride and inimization of wave/spray making by increased deadrise in front half of bottom, spray-rails and chine flats profile. The boat tested with twin FNM HPE 200 diesels with shaft drives makes easily 30 kts of speed at full load condition (version D heavy weight finished and full optional boat) in a rough condition of sea with waves and wind, demonstrated very good performance and comfort in seaway
This is a successful result of a detailed analysis of resistance-speed that has been performed using different methods. Methods for monohulls known as Groot (semidisplacement) and Savitski (planning) were applied adding hull interaction factors from Muler Graf and Doubrovski. Methods of resistance prediction for catamarans developed by Molland (round bilge) and Australian Maritime College (sharp chine) have been used.
An important feature of this design is the shallow draft of AB32 that enables operation in shallow areas and makes picturesque islands and remote beaches easily accessible. The boat can be beached during tide P-brackets are studied to protect the propellers, also from fishing nets and floating debris.
Some phase of the construction.
The interior is designed by Albatross in 4 different finishing versions all with light materials, but finishing is not just basic luxury touch is added. Saloon can be in carpet or teak floor and a variety of choose of wood essences from teak to light birch veneer, with white or cream gelcoat and soft PVC panels on ceiling. Carpet or teak floor can be used in cabins on ceiling, sides and bulkheads, with wooden trim where appropriate all with an open bespoke building program with the customer
The boat has saloon with L-shaped sofa, table and galley, 3 bedrooms with double beds and hanging lockers, very spacious toilet/shower. Option with 2 cabins with 2 toilets/showers is also available but not recommended for the size of the vessel. Aft cockpit is designed in single level enabling easy moving around. Spacious flybridge is fitted with main steering station (available also double station with an extra helm on salon), plenty of seating, sunbed, BBQ area. Engine rooms are separated from accommodation spaces by watertight soundproof bulkheads. No engine under bunk solution feature of most cats designed by Albatross, especially for tropics. Generator, batteries and all machinery equipment as extra equipments could also placed in engine rooms, plus storage for dive tanks.
Deck hatches, cabin and side windows with built-in opening Lewmar Flush portlights provide light and efficient airflow for saloon and cabins. Systems engineering includes plumbing with cold water (Hot water extra system available) also for transom showers, deck wash system, bilge pumps, vents/blowers, LPG supply to galley and flybridge available. Air-conditioning system delivering 24,000BTU it could be an extra must have item for tropical climate. In general the boat is designed to category inshore of European RCD, compliance with category B is possible.