Winter Yachts 86' "Pacific Harmony" Cat Catamarans, Multi-Hulls, Tunnel Boats or “jet ski intakes”… whatever you want to call ‘em, expect to see ‘em propagate like an un-spayed litter. Cats have literally revolutionized powerboat racing and with good reason. They are faster, more stable and more efficient. Tunnel boats dominate just about every form of waterborne racing, whether it be F-1, Drag or Offshore. And recently, the center console market has fallen prey to the cat. In recent years, there has been a small pride of cubs trying to pounce on the luxury yacht market, but they have been met with the resistance of a rabid dog. That is… up until now. Winter Yachts has released a tiger from the cage that goes by the name of Pacific Harmony. It’s an appropriate name, because they’ve achieved a harmonious balance that rivals a feline. Luxury, performance, style, ergonomics and hydrodynamics are all traits of this newborn. Powered by a pair of kitten size 800hp Cat’s, this 86’ yacht can achieve 26 knots, with a sustained 20 knots. At 10 knots, she can cover better than 3000 miles, making her a global explorer. These performance stats are accrued by efficient hull design and lightweight construction techniques. At 55 tons, this is a VERY light ship. This was accomplished by using materials usually found in offshore race boats, such as vacuum-bagged, epoxy foam laminates with Kevlar reinforcement. Because cats are inherently stabile, there is no need for stabilizers either under way or at rest, which also adds to performance, as less drag is induced.