We have launched the eighth Wildcat 36ft Catamaran for UK owner Gerry Dowd. She is a dive vessel operating from Dover in the UK . A very high specification vessel, featuring a flybridge, dive platform, teak decking and a very luxurious fit out to her interior which features sleeping accommodation for 6, a full galley, an entertainment console with plasma screen, DVD and CD systems. A full width stainless steel dive platform extends across the transom and is fitted with a fold down dive ladder, accessed trough a wide transom door. Two side doors port and st/bd give easy access from marinas. The Wildcat’s high volume symmetrical  hull design feature  plenty of buoyancy in the bow eliminating slamming in heavy weather and provides a dry and exceptionally comfortable ride. Powered by two Yanmar 440hp electronic engines running trough conventional shafts and 4 blade 23” dia propellers supplied by Clements Engineering, the engines are accessed from electrically operated flush deck hatches, she has a top speed of close to 30kts and a comfortable 25kts cruising speed. A central helm station provides the skipper with a commanding view from excellent all round visibility. She is fitted with a full array of electronics including Raymarine’s E120 series radar / plotter, autopilot, Hummingbird fish finder and twin VHF radios. A 2000w inverter provides 240v throughout the craft via a full ring circuit, shore power and integral battery charger maintains on board supplies.  She has a fully equipped galley with microwave, full cooker and fridge. A separate shower cubicle and heads compartment is positioned in the port hull, twin bunk berths reside in the st/bd hull and a central large master bedroom is positioned centrally over the bridge deck. A small 3m RIB is stowed on the flybridge, which is fully equipped with dual engine controls and electronic repeaters.  Possibly the most stylish catamaran available she is especially striking with her black hull, enhancing her sleek yet aggressive looks.

She has been thoroughly tested in rough conditions during a force 8 gale during sea trials, The owner was very impressed by her stability and sea keeping in what were, judging by the action photographs with this feature, pretty challenging conditions to say the least.

Above & below, her luxuriously appointed cabin.

Below, her spacious aft cockpit with special Tek Dek teak effect decking.


We  sea trailed the Wildcat 36 'The Black Cat in gale force 8 & wind over tide conditions with some very heavy breaking seas, the conditions were very challenging and we captured some great shots and video, she performed beautifully and demonstrated her excellent sea keeping abilities.