Our vessels are designed with the cruising sailors needs foremost and built to the lock-up stage for owner completion/fit out.
Owen Easton designed and built the first of a series of aluminium cruising catamarans in 1989 following many years of offshore cruising in a variety of mono and multi-hulled vessels. This experience culminated in a fast, safe, well thought out and comfortable cruising yacht in which he and his family have recently completed a 6-year circumnavigation. Subsequent vessels are sailing under Australian, French, Belgium, Canadian and United States flags, many of which are currently cruising or undertaking circumnavigations.
In order to meet the requirements for trans-ocean registration under French Affaire Maritime, stringent floatation and structural inspections were undertaken on one of our vessels with French registration. Features of an Easton Catamaran are:
Round bilge flared hulls thus maximizing living space within the hulls.
Extensive use of netting/trampolines
Limiting bridge deck accommodation to the maximum desirable instead of the maximum possible.
Low profile bridge deck with standing headroom if required.
Maximum practical waterline to bridge deck clearance has been maintained for safety.
Large forward and aft watertight compartments in each hull.
Covered steering station offering protection from wind, spray and sun.
LOA = 13.5 meters. (vessels from 12m to 15m have been built)
Beam = 7.5 Meters
Draft = 0.78 meters (with dagger-boards up)
Engine/s = for the “44”, 2 x 30hp via sail drives or conventional shaft.
(Other propulsion options have been used and can be discussed)
Sail area = (approx 1000sq ft for the “44”)
Hull and deck constructed of 4mm plate
Cabin and canopy constructed of 3mm plate.
Each vessel is constructed in consultation with the customer re: additional/personal requirements.
1. Fwd watertight compartment.
2. Fwd collision bulkhead.
3. Fwd double cabin.
6. Dining table.
7. Navigation/Chart table.
10. Double aft cabin.
12. Hand basin.
14. Aft watertight b/h.
15. Aft watertight compartment.