COM­ING UP

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HH Cata­ma­rans has been turn­ing heads since 2012 with a line of sporty, high-tech boats that fea­ture a lux­ury fit-out. What started off on the draw­ing board as a fast 48ft cruis­ing cat has grown to 50ft in the build­ing.

“One of the big­gest rea­sons was the ad­di­tion of a sec­ond helm sta­tion aft,” ex­plained mar­ket­ing man­ager

Will Hobbs.

“That and, dur­ing the de­sign re­view, we found we were able to in­crease sail ef­fi­ciency by 6 per cent if we length­ened the hull.”

The lay-up is all car­bon, with twin bulk­head helm sta­tions and longskirted hulls. With a self-tack­ing jib and push-but­ton con­trols at the helm sta­tion, she should be a breeze to sail short-handed.

Her ac­com­mo­da­tion all looks very el­e­gant – dark teak con­trast­ing with lighter fab­rics. The sa­loon win­dows are huge, let­ting light gush in, with a semi-horse­shoe gal­ley to star­board, a navs­ta­tion for­ward and din­ing ta­ble to port. There are con­fig­u­ra­tions al­low­ing for three or four cab­ins.

Morelli & Melvin’s de­sign gen­er­ally looks mod­ern and ag­gres­sive (even if we ques­tion the aes­thet­ics of the hard bi­mi­nis above the helms). Tbc

LOA

49ft 10in (15.20m)

Beam

24ft 4in (7.44m)

Draught

4ft 11in-10ft 6in (1.50m-3.20m)

Dis­place­ment 15 tonnes

Price hh­cata­ma­rans.com

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