Is Moon Yacht’s first ever powercat good enough to make an impact in the multihull market? Alex Smith head to London’s St Katharine Docks to find out…
What can you do with a sailing catamaran that has been modified to become a power-driven boat for leisure? The answer, for the most part is a large piece of floating property that can be developed at a much lower cost than a custom-built design. And that’s not necessarily a criticism.
It is true that the additional beam, bulk, and round bilge of the hull tend to move a modified sailing boat into a more sedate displacement cruising range, as well as making it more difficult to find an anchor. It can be difficult to arrange the interior spaces in a way that is most effective because of the low profile required to accommodate a sail rig.
The increased size and shared development costs can also mean more value for money, as well as a stable and fuel-efficient platform that offers a lot of space both indoors and outdoors.
Moon Power 60’s beam is a whopping 31ft7in in length, making up 53% of its overall length. On those large symmetrical side, you can easily walk past someone going the other direction.