A super easy to sail MastFoil (US patent) 40 cruising catamaran design. Layout features all controls led to cockpit for easy short handed sailing. No mainsail to hoist, reef and furl!
A livable interior plan with full featured galley to port, head with shower to starboard.
Lounge and dining table on the bridgedeck. A double cabin each with Queen Size bed is located mid-ships in each hull.
Hulls are epoxy composite with carbon fiber skin outside, red cedar core and high strength S-glass inside for a clear finish.
Decks are constructed from foam cored carbon fiber/epoxy laminate cored.
All exterior surfaces are painted with AwlGrip™ polyurethane coating. The hull and deck house is white (new paint 2015), decks are light grey (new AwlGrip, 2015). The contrasting boot stripe is green AwlGrip.
Propulsion and Steering:
Twin Yanmar 3YM20 (20 HP) diesel saildrive engines
High output (115 amp) alternator on both engines.
Dual instrument panels with tachometer and engine monitoring lights and alarms.
Primary RACOR fuel filters.
Dual single lever engine controls mounted at the cockpit helm station
Propellers are bronze geared folding type by Flex-O-Fold
Rudder blades are fiberglass composite, high performance hydrofoil section with solid Aquamet 19 rudder stocks turning in low friction bushings.
Cable and sheave steering using Harken and Edson components.
Autopilot with controls at outside helm
(3) Solar Panels, 100 watt output each, Blue Sky solar boost
Spectra Ventura 200-T Water Maker
Blue Sea 12-volt deluxe circuit breaker panel with 13 breakers voltage and amp meters.
Xantrex battery charger/120v shore power
deep cycle gel AGM 150 amp hour capacity each
All LED Lighting
(2) 12 volt receptacles
(1) 12 volt receptacle in cockpit on pedestal
Weems & Plath Clock and Temp
(2) Polyethelene 27 gallon diesel fuel tanks with deck fill
gallon water tank
Rigging and Sailplan:
Chimera has a unique sailplan composed of two roller furling, self tending, jibs supported by MastFoils which are carbon fiber masts with a small rotating wingsail. This sailpan is extremely easy to handle and has been proven in 11 larger cats sailing approximately 100,000 miles.
The state of the art MastFoil rig is all vacuum bagged carbon fiber/epoxy, built by Alwoplast.
Reefing lines and furling are led to cockpit.
All 1x19 SS wire
Spectra double braid Jib halyards and Reacher Halyard, Sta-Set low stretch Dacron sheets and control lines.
Harken traveler tracks and cars
Anderson line tenders for Foil control
SS stanchions and lifelines with gates.
14’ wide by 8’ long
11' bench seat and cushions with stowage below
Custom steering pedestal with instrument and engine control mounts.
Hull and Deck Ventilation:
(5) deck hatches
() Custom flush hatches to access storage and engine spaces
Jib Roller Furling:
Harken roller furler with reefing line led to cockpit mounted clutch adjacent to winch.
LED running lights and anchor light
Varnished corner posts, fiddles and drawer/cabinet door trim
LonSeal Teak and holly pattern soles in accommodation spaces
Semi-gloss egg shell white AwlGrip polyurethane finish in deck house and shower.
Varnished dining table with custom inlaid design
Sunbrella, Blue, upholstered settee
Sony Stereo AM/FM/CD changer with auxiliary input
TV with DVD player
Galley (port hull):
Laminate counter tops
Deep polished Scanvik stainless steel sink
Force 10 two burner propane stove/oven/broiler
Propane storage bottles (2 composite 20 lb) in self venting compartment with
electric solenoid on/off control
Custom refrigerator (12-volt, 6 cubic feet capacity) with small freezer compartment.
Built-in trash container
Manual fresh water pump
Foot operated saltwater pump for galley wash
Fully equipped with dishware, pots, pans and utensils
Two Queen sized berths amidships in port and starboard hull with step to berths.
Hanging lockers and storage lockers forward in port and starboard cabins.
Polished Scandvik SS sink with cold pressure water
Vanity with laminate top and stowage underneath
Mirror over sink
Lavac toilet plumbed to holding tank with valves for overboard discharge as well as pump out.
Semi-gloss AwlGrip finish for easy cleanup
Transom Rinse Station
Tool kit with extensive array of tools
Electronics and Instrumentation
Raymarine Chartplotter, 5x8”
“ Quantum RADAR
Garmin wind, speed, depth instrments
Icom 400 VHF Radio
Ullman Sails, Fiberpath Carbon/Vectran Laminate 2016
Harken Mk4 furlers
Ullman Code 0 on bowsprit with Harken furling system
(6)Life jackets, adult size
(3) Fire extinguishers, Kidde class BC
35 lb. Delta anchors, each with 200’ ¼”chain.
22 lb Danforth , 50’ chain 150’ nylon
Dual bow anchor rollers enable 2 anchors to be used at the same time.
Self-bailing locker for self stowing chain and rode.
Maxwell Anchor Windlass
AB10’ lightweight alum hard bottom inflatable with Yamaha 15 HP outboard
Spare parts for Yanmar engines
(2) Harken snatch blocks