December 25, 2011

New Model: Paul Mann Eighty-One

The biggest model ever to come out of North Carolina's Paul Mann, the 81 feet named Georgia Girl.  Build in the more modern jig method of the cold molding technique, reminding here that Paul Mann is one of the few who also constructs if desired in the more traditional frame and plank.  The new Eighty-One is the proud new flagship of Paul Mann founded in 1988, and beats the not so long ago launched 76 Ann Warwick by five feet.  A first for this model will be the use of Naiad Stabilizers, which on test did little to affect performance.  Her interior will offer five double guest cabins layout all with private heads.  On the main deck is the usual sport fish layout with galley to fore, here ordered in greater size by the owner, and also a day head.  Interiors are finished in sliced cherry veneer which also gave her the price for Cabinetry Awards in Prestigious Design Competition. Power is from twin MTU 2400hp engines which give a top speed of 40 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.68 m (81ft)
Beam - 7.01 m
Draft - 1.82 m
Displacement - 58967 kg
Fuel Capacity - 11734 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - five cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU16v2000 M92CR 2400hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Nibral Class S props
Speed - 40 knots max, 30 knots cruise, 26 knots economic
Construction - Cold molding jig construction with fiberglass, marine grade Okoume plywood, and Awl Grip finish
Project - Paul Mann