The main improved
characteristics of DEVIL CAT over our competitors are:
Increased buoyancy eliminating
tunnel bottoming and choking, also reducing the risk of drowning
engines through water entry through exhaust ports and air intakes.
Improved hull shape resulting in
much softer ride and reduced misting, proven
by the fact that we have had no engine failures since production commenced.
By careful design in construction
and quality control, we have reduced the tare weight resulting in better performance both light and heavily loaded.
Because of the improved hull shape
and buoyancy and the reduction of the tare weight, fuel efficiency and speed
have been improved substantially, all of our smaller models will plane on one
The improvement in flat turning has
been dramatic, with several of the range actually banking in with some engine
The tendency for most catamarans to
fly or kite when pushed hard into the wind has again been
dramatically Improved with the high tunnel and fine entry, combining to
give a soft flat ride.
The down wind performance also has
been improved with the plumb stem stopping the bows from dropping under even in
the shortest seas.
Directional hull tracking (as in
down wind on the quarter) has been eliminated.
Most catamarans have the tendency to pick up and veer with the wave
creating the problem of having to continually correct the course of the vessel,
this has been overcome to the extent that it is possible to let go of the
steering completely with the vessel remaining on course for long periods of
The ability of the DEVIL CAT to get
on the plane loaded heavily or lightly with no hole digging is a feature no
competitor can match, with the boat maintaining a very flat altitude all the
All under floor construction of our
vessels are from MOLDED FIBERGLASS BEAMS,
BULKHEADS and WEB FRAMES. Timber is avoided where ever possible due to it
being able, after time, to delaminate from the fiberglass, eventually rot and
hence cause structural problems with the vessel.
All vessels are built to plans
approved by, THE NAVIGATION AND SURVEY AUTHORITY OF NSW, to the USL
CODE, Which is the AUSTRALIAN
SURVEY CODE. The Larger diesel
powered vessels are built to the same code however, the plans are PREPARED
using DET NORSKE VERITAS RULES which is an INTERNATIONAL
The main improved
characteristics of catamarans over mono hull vessels:
Pure planning hull in lieu of
Reduced hull friction from two
smaller hulls rather that one large hull.
Increased stability with wider
Under floor storage lowering
vessels center of gravity
Increased ride comfort.
Flush cockpit deck space.
Dual engine Installation (two
smaller engines — no auxiliary required).
at the Junction of MacDonald River at Wiseman's Ferry
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