Set to run from April 18 to 21, the 40th anniversary Newport Boat Show will feature the all-new high-speed superyacht toy HeliCat 22. Fast even in waves while saving fuel, the new HeliCat 22 is a high performance two-person catamaran, providing stable and eye-popping fun. The first HeliCat 22 catamarans should be available in June/July 2013.
The amazing superyacht toy HeliCat 22 is great for stable & safe, fun, fast, economical and practical water travel, island transport, fishing far away, or day charter/rental. HeliCat 22 goes 20-30 mph in whitecap waves at 5 mpg – not possible in other boats.
The new design makes this cool-looking, lightweight, stable and agile catamaran safe in rough seas, and a lot of fun with good fuel economy and low maintenance. She corners flat like a rocket on a rail. She is virtually unsinkable due to a combination of positive foam flotation and separate watertight compartments.
At speeds from 20-40, she burns only 4-10 gph, getting 5 to 3.5 miles per gallon, which is unusually good for a boat that can handle rough water. Combined with her stability, it makes commuting on the water reasonably economical.
She has been tested in whitecap waves under the Tacoma Narrows bridge and found to be very stable and relatively smooth at 30 mph. Prototype boat’s top speed about 40 mph with twin 60hp Mercury four stroke EFI motors. Initial testing with twin Yamaha 70 hp indicates 50 mph top speed of US models. US produced version coming in June-July will be at least 400 lbs lighter and hence faster.
The HeliCat 22 can be ordered with EFI 60 or 70-hp motors of client’s choice or sold alone for client to fit his own motors. A custom aluminum trailer with LED lights and disc brakes is available. She can be towed by a mid-sized car or small SUV, because she will be under 2,900# on the trailer full of fuel and gear, ready to go anywhere.
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