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Pacific Harmony 86' Power Cat

Discussion in 'General Catamaran Discussion' started by Tokyomike, May 30, 2014.

  1. Tokyomike

    Tokyomike New Member

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    I’m thrilled to have just reached agreement to purchase Pacific Harmony pending survey and sea trials.

    If anybody has first-hand (or even secondhand!) information on Pacific Harmony since YF reviewed her in 2004 at http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/winter-yacht/1054-review-pacific-harmony-86-one-cool-cat.html or since the various posts in the “Perfect Yacht” thread at http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/popular-yacht-topics/2386-perfect-yacht.html please let me know either here or by PM.

    I’ve retained Ed Rowe for a 3-day survey and just in the process of retaining a specialized CAT surveyor for the engine survey -- but also wanted to tap into the incredible membership of YF for any personal insights or issues to be flagged regarding this unique build.
  2. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    Sweet ride!
  3. discokachina

    discokachina Senior Member

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    An awesome yacht that will give you years of enjoyment!

    I am sure you have probably seen these but just in case you haven't enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmmBINoUUCQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImyV56bu7jE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dosEYYO-TsQ

    With specs like these from the YF review what is not to like about this boat!!

    At 10 knots she gets almost 1 mile to the gallon!!


    Length Overall: 86.77 feet
    Beam: 27.4 feet
    Draft: 5 feet light ship, 6ft full load
    Displacement: light ship 55 tons approx.
    Year of build: 2003
    Engines: 2 x 800 hp Caterpillar 3406E.
    Generators: 2x 25 kva Northern Lights, 110v.

    Air conditioning: Cruise Air.
    Water: 790 US gallons cold, 80 gallons hot in two stainless cylinders.
    Watermaker: HEM 800 gallon/day.
    Fuel: In tanks: 3450 US gallons.
    Waste capacity: 607 US gallons.

    Sprint speed: 26 knots light ship, 24 knots heavy.
    Cruise speed: 20 knots
    Range at 10 knots: 3250 nm on own tanks.
    Range at 20 knots: 1300 nm on own tanks.
  4. Tokyomike

    Tokyomike New Member

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    DanvilleTim, "Sweet ride" definitely sounds much better than my "unique build" ;)

    Discokachina, I hadn't seen the Youtubes before actually so many thanks for sending those through. The sea trial off Miami and first day of survey is tomorrow and hope that they both go as smoothly as in the videos.....!

    Regarding the specs, the watermaker has been upgraded to 1,200 gpd, but the water tanks carry 3 metric tons so rarely used. The range data of 3,250 nm @ 10 knots is unfortunately overstated in the YF Review, but she's still an incredibly fuel-efficient design for an 86' LOA and 27' beam cat able to carry 7 heads, 7 showers, six staterooms sleeping 12, formal dining, and a piano in the saloon ;)
  5. discokachina

    discokachina Senior Member

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    If you shoot any video of her crashing through the waves during trials I hope you will have time to post on youtube with a link on YF so we can see!

    If you take any photos hopefully you can post a few here for us to enjoy!

    Good luck and have fun on the trials!!
  6. Tokyomike

    Tokyomike New Member

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    Day 1 of the hull survey completed today, and Ed Rowe the surveyor characterized the boat's condition as "Excellent" ;) Day 2 of the hull survey and engine survey still to come later this month and fingers remain crossed that she will pass those with flying colors.

    Video taken today of the sea trial was not great so attaching some video taken of previous sea trials -- here's a video of Pacific Harmony running at speed which will give a good sense of what the sea trial today off Miami was like:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idO4p3k9IIo

    Here's another video of Pacific Harmony on a sea run together with
    some interior footage:

    Pacific Harmony at Speed - YouTube

    Finally some amateur footage we took today entering the saloon from the cockpit, up to the formal dining and galley and up again to the flybridge and helm to give you an idea of the layout:

    Pacific Harmony main deck tour - YouTube

    Finally, just one photo of a unique feature of Pacific Harmony -- the tender garage....it's fully enclosed, allowing launch of the 390 Novurania jet tender in about 90 seconds, and retrieval in about 2 minutes, with built-in fresh water wash (top and bottom) for the tender and flush-out for the engine once parked in the garage. P.S. I wanted to attach a photo of the tender garage in operation but wasn't able to post the photo to a URL unfortunately....
  7. discokachina

    discokachina Senior Member

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    Thanks for the links!

    Glad your trials are going well so far!!

    If you have the photos on your computer you can upload them by going down to Additional Options, click on Manage Attachments, browse to the location of the photo file on your computer then upload. Then click on the little arrow next to the paper clip above and insert them where you want them amongst the text. Just be sure the pics are no wider than 640 pixels. If they are you can use any photo editor to resize them.

    Keep us posted as to the results!
  8. Tokyomike

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    Tender Garage

    One unique feature I thought members might be interested in is the Tender Garage as per the attached pic, housing the 390 Novurania Jet Tender on an 86' build -- 90 seconds to launch, 2 minutes for retrieval. There are no hydraulics involved -- the tender garage floor is raised and lowered by ropes on pulleys attached to the Maxwell docking winches. The tender itself is raised by built-in electric winch. Once the tender is "parked" in the garage, an automatic fresh water wash rinses top and bottom, with a separate flush-out attachment for the Weber Jet engine.

    My current 55' Power Cat has the tender handing off the stern on davits -- not ideal in terms of appearance or when underway in heavy seas. A tender on the flybridge also isn't ideal in terms of appearance or deck space allocation, and launching and retrieval takes time and can be a challenge in any sort of seas. This tender garage acts as a wave break from the bow with the tender nestled/stabilized between the hulls and extremely easy to retrieve based on the sea trials. Time will tell whether the tender garage continues to be as easy to operate as it was on the sea trials and as the current Skipper claims after a decade of trouble-free use ;)

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  9. Bamboo

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    Do you have a second set of props which may be used on long trips which increase the low speed range?
  10. Tokyomike

    Tokyomike New Member

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    Bamboo, there will be one spare prop on board before the 12-month voyage to Phuket but having a second set of props to increase range on slow-speed (10 knot) long-range passages such as between Galapagos and the Marquesas wasn't something we've considered. Pacific Harmony has Austral NAB 27 x 32 propellers which were also used on the voyage from New Zealand to Florida -- what are you recommending and why?
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    Thank you for posting the video and picture of the garage.

    What is the purpose of the square pocket in the transom? In the garage picture it is partially seen on the left side of the picture.
  12. Tokyomike

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    Milo, the square pocket is to allow tenders fitted with an outboard engine to be "parked" in the tender garage with the outboard engine still fitted. The current tender is a Novurania jet tender and so the outboard engine pocket isn't needed -- but in the future, we're likely to replace the Novurania with an outboard powered tender so having the outboard engine pocket is critical.
  13. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Congratulations on your purchase if everything goes thru. I always did like this vessel's design.

    Would you be the 3rd owner? Where else has she cruised since crossing the Pacific?

    Does she still have the very prominent bow bulbs that were added after the initial build?

    The original gentleman who had her built went off to start building powercats in China, but I think things got stalled.
  14. Tokyomike

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    Brian, I've enjoyed your posts over the years and your fascination with functional cats ;)

    The original designer/shipyard built her on spec and sold her one year after launch to the current U.S. owner who has owned her for the past decade. Since her maiden voyage from New Zealand across the South Pacific to the U.S., she's been based in Florida and has been used mainly for cruising the Caribbean and the East Coast.

    Yes the sacrificial bow bulbs are still intact ;)
  15. Tokyomike

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    Milo, it seems I misunderstood your question -- I thought you were asking about the square pocket on the left of the tender garage door. My crew told me you were actually referring to the square pocket in the port hull above the propellers.....this is the anchor well for the stern anchor which is launched from, and retrieved, into this pocket and is invisible from the surface.
  16. milo12

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    Thanks, I just got back to the forum and appreciate both of your answers.

    Best of luck with an amazing catamaran.

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