Designed by renowned catamaran designer Roger Hill and originally built for a New Zealand buyer, this 11.2m powercat was soon sold to the Alinghi syndicate for use as a weather support boat in their Americas Cup campaigns. Weather One, as she was called then, was a weather information support boat stationed on the race course with a 100’ +/- mast full of atmospheric sensors to help their team get all the information they could use in defending the cup from the competition. She was put in dry storage after their ultimate loss to Oracle and was eventually purchased by one of Alinghi’s professional sailors and brought to the PNW and re-outfitted for cruising our amazing waters during his yearly summer excursion to the Gulf Islands and beyond.
A light strong hull, open floor plan, stable catamaran design and twin diesel power make her the perfect PNW Cruising or fishing platform and at under 40’ you’ll not find a more economical powercat to own and use. With her canvas enclosed flybridge she has all weather ability without cluttering up the salon with everything needed to navigate from inside.
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Entering the Salon from the large aft cockpit you’ll find the efficient galley with 3 burner stove top, stainless sink and ample storage to port and the stairs down to the head to starboard. Moving forward there is a large raised table and seating to starboard and cabinet storage to port as well as center forward with TV cabinet.
At the front of the large open and bright salon you’ll find stairs to starboard leading down to a large single berth bow cabin as well as a double berth center cabin situated under the dinette. To Port you’ll find stairs down to a large double bow cabin with a double kids bunk or storage bunk center under the Salon. As well there is a floor hatch that can be dropped down to give more Salon space when needed.
Beginning at the bow you’ll find two large storage lockers both port and starboard with an ample anchor locker center w/ bow roller, anchor & windlass. The Decks to port and starboard are wide enough to walk down and with the tall stainless tubed railing it’s a safe and comfortable area. The aft cockpit is big with top access to both motors, a large storage locker and smaller side storage lockers at both corners of the boat. Center is a hidden propane grill as well as the stainless cockpit sink with running hot and cold water. The wide swimstep is complete with tall rod holder and telescoping stainless boarding ladder.
Up the ladder to the canvas enclosed flybridge you’ll find a long teak seat aft, steering station and controls to port with U-shaped seating around the front and starboard side of the flybridge. With her stable catamaran design the comfort and stability of the flybridge area is quickly noticeable.
IshiPishi is a surprisingly stable platform. When you throw her into a tight turn at speed you feel the energy pull you sideways but she doesn't list. When you push her into seas she rides on a cushion between the hulls and at slow speeds or when hanging on the hook she doesn't get the annoying roll that requires stabilizers to remedy.
Her economical Volvo diesel twin prop stern drive propulsion will get you where you are going quickly and efficiently. At 19 knots her power-plants are burning approximately 1.3 gallons per mile and at 8 knots she sips just about 1 gallon per mile.