Discussion in 'General Catamaran Discussion' started by catmando, Mar 3, 2005.
Boat or plane??
That is wild catmando!
It's about 5:00 AM and I just woke up to get a drink. Thought I would check the site quickly and get back to sleep for another couple of hours. After looking at that site, I'm wide awake now! Very interesting Catman. Thank you for that link. Now, pass the Ambien please...
I take TylenolPM. I found that link through one of our illustrious OSO members. I called and left a message today telling Mr. Borman about this site and this thread.
Bladerunner 51 Launched on Friday 10/20
Bladerunner 51 built in fort lauderdale launched last Friday and headed to the Boat show.. 65 knots wide open, twin Caterpillar C18's (2000 hp)
Wow! What a beauty!
You are too kind. We are all very proud!
DAC, that is cool looking. Maybe I missed them somewhere else, but what are the specs? Have you had it out yet at WOT?
Unquestionably an awesome looking boat. Is there a press-release to go with these pics? Mind you it looks a little more like a speed-boat than a "yacht". What are the accomodations like?
Thanks for the pics!
This Bladerunner 51 is simply AWESOME!
Wow that is some real speed.Amazing that some engineer can sneak in a 2x2000 hp in that space.Guess they did their homework Very well done
No need for radar?
Dry weight 14 tons
fuel capacity 400 gallons Diesel
Engines- twin C18 caterpillars, 18 Litre, 1015 Hp in line 6 with twin turbos
Drives- twin Arneson ASD 12 with France Helices cleaver propellers
Maximum speed achieved 74.9 knots (hull number 1)
range 300 NM
Thanks Francois, we are limited to inline engines. V's are too wide Many thanks to Caterpillar for producing the C18
Kelly, the boat in the pics is incomplete. it gets an arch and hard top which will provide accomodation for radar, gps, vhf antennas etc. Radar is definately very important at that speed.
The boat you are looking at has not been on sea trials as ye but we expect an honest 65knots from her. Hull number one achieved 74.9 knots wide open during the round britain challenge however she was built as a sprinter. This boat is the pleasure version of Bradstone challenger and with the extra weight we have calculated the diminished speed. however only true speed trials will tell.
Kevin, the line between boat and yacht is very fine and sometimes grey. in my opinion a boat becomes a yacht once a level of comfort and luxury has been achieved and surpassed. this leaves a lot to perspective however we have endeavoured to make this 51 as luxurious as possible in the space available and have managed to squeeze in the following features:
Electric anchor windlass
2 wine coolers,
1 refrigerator freezer combo unit
1 on deck top loading bottle cooler
cockpit table with setee and luxurious cushions
full digital engine instrumentation with DTS control
Raymarine navigation suite with C120 display
dual zone high quality A/V system
LCD 28" flatscreen tv with DVD and PS2 console built in
Hot and cold water plumbing on deck and in the stand up separate shower compartment
electric stove and 2 compartment sink
domestic sized toilet
AC shorepower, 50 amp with battery charger
retractable swim ladder
retractable bow thruster
high quality headliners, fabrics, carpeting etc.
All built to MCA.
Yes it is beautiful. Can you post pics of the cockpit, cabin and engine room?
May not be th biggest or most exspensive boat we have in these pages but has to be a contender for the best looking. 70 knot performance from twin 1000hp Cats running on ASD12's
Just to clarify this small point: They hit a design flaw, not a submerged object, and this design flaw caused the damage. There was no object in the water and as such, no object was hit. A component failed due to a flaw in the design.
The story was put out that they hit something in the water so that they had time to deal with the design flaw. After correcting the problem, they neglected to fix the story, and happily let the story continue.