a 46' high-speed luxury tunnel slot performance cruiser
CATEGORY: High-Performance Sport Boat
CONSTRUCTION: One-off fiberglass using sandwich cores and vacuum bag methods
Sea trials on this stylish vessel exceeded all our performance expectations and validated our tunnel slot concept. Originally a custom design, plans are now available at a fraction of the original design fee. And while the first was custom built, this is not a project beyond the abilities of a qualified do-it-yourselfer.
Construction uses the latest in modern composite technology - vinylester resins, non-woven unidirectional reinforcements, vacuum bagged PVC or balsa coring, and carbon fiber reinforcements at critical areas. Layup is done over a simple male mold resulting in a structure that is amazingly strong and lightweight. There is absolutely no wood or plywood used in the boat; even non-structural interior members are foam cored. Yet our methods are surprisingly simple and low cost (see recommended texts which give the details).
Power is by twin stern-mounted motors using either surface-piercing drives or I/O units. Horsepower in the range of 900-1100 gives speeds in the 50-60 MPH range depending on load, and with a generous fuel capacity. Yet this is a practical boat too. Accommodations are spacious. A huge cockpit with convenient swim step makes carrying and launching a large inflatable dinghy easy. The cabin includes a queen-sized bed and huge dinette that seats six, plus complete galley and enclosed head with shower, all with full headroom.
NOTE: COMPLETE PLANS include hull lines, offsets (corrected so you can lay out members directly without complete lofting), laminate schedule, all working drawings and required details. Full-size patterns are NOT available. REVIEW PLANS are also available; these include all the above except for hull lines, offsets, and laminate schedule. The price of REVIEW PLANS can later be applied to the purchase of COMPLETE PLANS (required to build the boat) if you decide to build. Our typical STUDY PLAN PAK is NOT available otherwise.
- Length overall:
- 45' 11"
- 12' 6"
- 2' 0"
- 14,200 lbs.
- Sleeping capacity:
- Fuel capacity:
- 330 gals.
- Water capacity:
- 60 gals.
- One-off fiberglass using sandwich cores and vacuum bag methods