Matt Gottard and the team at MG Composites in Wellington have been hard at work on a Leech L925 semi-displacement catamaran, designed by Dan Leech Naval Architecture of Christchurch.
The L925 was designed for a couple whose children have grown up and left home, so the main purpose of the boat design was to make it very comfortable for a couple.
The proven cnc-cut kitset build system makes for a very accurate build while reducing build hours and resulting in a fast and efficient build of approximately 3200 man hours for this particular boat. The construction is BS 1088 marine plywood, with an epoxy glass fibre laminate inside and out. The design is nested into around 140 sheets of ply and cnc-cut into a kit set.
The boat, customised for a local Wellington client, is 9.25m long 3.4m beam and 3500kg displacement. It will have 2x Yamaha F115 four-stroke outboards, and accommodation for two to four, with a queen size berth, and sizeable saloon settee with drop-down table creating a second double berth.