April 23, 2014

New Model: Jaguar Catamaran JC48 Flybridge

These are exciting times over at Jaguar Catamarans, who after announcing its ambitious project in 2013, start the first quarter of 2014 by launching its first model the JC48 Flybridge. A first model launch from a new brand is always something special, and while the people behind Jaguar have long standing experience in the marine industry I am sure this had a unique significance to them. The standard layout of the Jaguar Catamarans JC48 Flybridge offers loads of spaces and three double cabins all with private en-suite shower heads layout. The owners stateroom is a medium level and full beam located to fore, which make best use of the six meters width available. Truth is you would need to go much larger to find the same space in an owners room. Jaguar is also offering a more charter friendly or big family four cabins version, but so far no layout are shown for this. The living always a strong point of catamarans for the spaces offered, in the JC48 is also very spacious, with a helm station located to starboard followed by a dinette, while opposite to port side on entrance we have an astern galley serving easily both saloon and aft deck, and a relaxing passenger sofa forward. Estimated performance figures are also interesting considering the not so large engines of the JC48, with top speeds estimates standing at 20 knots from the standard Yanmar 260hp, and going up an extra five nautical miles per hour with the optional 370hp units.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.47 m (47.4ft) inc pulpit
Hull Length - 14.4 m
Waterline Length - 13.7 m
Beam - 6.82 m
Displacement - 20 t half load and approximate
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 8 berths in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 6BY 260hp, 8LV 370hp
Propulsion - line shafts, ZF pods optional with Yanmar 370hp
Speed - 20 knots max with 260hp, 25 knots max with 370hp estimates
Project - Dixon Yacht Design, Jo Munford interior
Construction - Infused GRP with cored hull and deck