'THE BLACK CAT'
We have launched the
eighth Wildcat 36ft Catamaran for
Gerry Dowd. She is a dive vessel operating from
. 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,
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.
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
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.