G-Force Series

G-Force 1200

Specifications

LOA    12.00 metres
BOA    7.00 metres
DRAFT    0.525 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    1.90 metres
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    1.90 metres
MAST HEIGHT    17 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    94 sq metres
PAYLOAD    1200 kg
DISPLACEMENT    4680 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.700 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    13:1
FUEL CAPACITY    100 litres
WATER CAPACITY    400 litres
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 20-25hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    12-15 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

The new G Force 1200 compliments our range of high performance sailing cats and offers those wanting something smaller a sporty option for coastal or lightweight long distance cruising.

These cats have found huge favour locally and worldwide with special interest from France and New Caledonia. It is refreshing to see some people appreciating the ‘true’ multihull values of a proper balance between speed and luxury. These fast, lower volume cats also boast refined interiors giving them a surprising level of comfort and luxury because of the exceptional light material choices, used very much in the vein of appropriate technologies.

For more information please download our Plans on this design using the link below.

Study Plan Study Plans (A4 Booklet) / Layout Plan Layout Plan

G-Force 1200 CAD Images

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 G-Force 1400

Specifications

LOA    14 metres
BOA    7.5 metres
DRAFT    0.500 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    Full Standing
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    Full Standing
MAST HEIGHT    19 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    116 sq metres
PAYLOAD    1500 kg
DISPLACEMENT    5500 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.950 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    16:1
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 21hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    16 – 19 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

The G-Force 1400 was where it all began, the first of the G-Force range and the first to prove that true performance and modern comfort could go hand in hand. The G-Force 1400 really is a lean, mean athlete, and while weight overall must be kept to a minimum, the design has a 1.5 tonne payload, more than enough for some cruising toys and the essential comfort items. We see speed as a significant safety factor, getting passages done quickly means minimising the chances of being caught in the open by adverse weather, not to mention the excitement of being able to win a few races while cruising in a tropical paradise.

Construction is our proven Schionning build system that has been producing beautiful catamarans for over 20 years – the high tech composite materials, including pre-laminated panels and some strip planking (to achieve the soft curves of the design). West System epoxy and S-Glass (lighter yet with the same strength and stiffness of standard fibreglass) cloth is used for the shell construction. Carbon options are certainly available and quite popular, however these choices need to be made by you the owner, to produce an end result that is within your chosen budget.

The G-Force 1400 is a mid-sized performance cruiser that will embarass other catamaran owners in regattas and sleep 4-6 family or friends comfortably. For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

G-Force 1400 Study Plans & Drawings

Study Plans (A4 Booklet) Study Plans (A4 Booklet)

Study Plans (A3 Drawings) Study Plans (A3 Drawings)

G-Force 1400 CAD ImageS

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G-Force 1400C (Cruise)

Specifications

LOA    14.45 metres
BOA    8.60 metres
DRAFT    0.525 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    Full Standing
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    Full Standing
MAST HEIGHT    18 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    68 + 42 sq metres
PAYLOAD    TBA
DISPLACEMENT    6600 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.950 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    14:1
MOTOR OPTION    Diesel Electric Option
CRUISING SPEED    16 – 19 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

The G-Force 1400 was where it all began, the first of the G-Force range and the first to prove that true performance and modern comfort could go hand in hand. The G-Force 1400 really is a lean, mean athlete, and weight overall must be kept to a minimum – not so with the G-Force 1400C! This new addition to the G-Force family boasts a higher displacement and payload, plus a bit of extra room for the cruising toys. This design is currently under construction in Australia.

Construction is our proven Schionning build system that has been producing beautiful catamarans for over 20 years – the high tech composite materials, including pre-laminated panels and some strip planking (to achieve the soft curves of the design). West System epoxy and S-Glass (lighter yet with the same strength and stiffness of standard fibreglass) cloth is used for the shell construction. Carbon options are certainly available and quite popular, however these choices need to be made by you the owner, to produce an end result that is within your chosen budget.

The G-Force 1400 is a mid-sized performance cruiser that will embarass other catamaran owners in regattas and sleep 4-6 family or friends comfortably. For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

G-Force 1400C Sail Plan Drawing (Hand-drawn) http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/1400c/GF1400CSailPlan1.pdf

G-Force 1400C Layout Plan Drawing (Hand-drawn) http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/1400c/GF1400CLayout1.pdf

G-Force 1400C CAD Images

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G-Force 1500

Specifications

LOA    15.45 metres
BOA    7.8 metres
DRAFT    0.500 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    1.96 metres
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    1.96 metres
MAST HEIGHT    19.50 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    TBA
PAYLOAD    1500 kg
DISPLACEMENT    5500 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.950 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    16.8:1
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 21hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    16 – 19 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

Our focus is on performance, especially good up wind performance. Keeping her light, without the need for greed, makes designing for these clients a pleasure. Enough accommodation balanced with quality comfort and not quantity is ideal in this type of cat. We’ve kept the essence of the minimalist approach of G Force concept and 14m layout but added a neat double cabin aft to starboard and split the galley into half up (social cooking area) and half down (messy storage and washing up area). Being a little longer at 15.45, she carries the added displacement easily, now having even better waterline beam to length ratio than the G Force 14. A little added beam keeps stability high and allows the extra room to house the galley up and yet still gives a comfortable saloon and dinette area.

Even though seen as a Spartan cruiser she still boasts very comfortable accommodation. Fridge/Freezer, stove with oven, hot water from the diesels, pressure water and either electric or manual head, holding tanks and with a decent inverter all the comforts of home.

For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

G-Force 1500 Study Plans & Drawings

Study Plans http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/1500/GForce1500StudyPlansV2.pdf

G-Force 1500 CAD Images

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G-Force 1500C (Cruise)

Specifications

LOA    15.45 metres
BOA    7.90 metres
DRAFT    0.550 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    2.00 metres
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    1.95 metres
MAST HEIGHT    19.30 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    128 sq metres
PAYLOAD    2600 kg
DISPLACEMENT    8000 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.950 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    16:1
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 21hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    16 – 19 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

With our G-Force 1500 design blasting it’s way to the top of the podium in local races and dominating the Asian race circuit with line honors and race records it’s no wonder the G-Force performance range have caught the imagination of so many cat sailors. Peter Wilcox (GF1500 Owner “Mojo”) is finding her a very comfortable cruiser having now clocked up thousands of ocean miles but he needs to keep her mean and lean for speed, and while we all imagine ourselves as serious racing sailors as we of course used to be a reality check in the mirror sadly reflects a rather more mature sailor with often a very different beam to length ratio. Add in the kids and grandchildren and it becomes clear our real requirements are a little different now. Usher in the new G-Force 1500 “Cruise” design, this is definitely a better fit as she can carry the extra cruising gear we need for that circumnavigation, the toys we want and the comfortable accommodation to have family and friends join us as and where they can. However it is important that she retains her blood lines, good beam to length ratios, fresh power to weight ratios and a moderate mast height and yet just so easy to sail.

CE compliance is optional with this design. European owners and builders will require this. Displacement has been increased to carry the additional structural requirements and provide good cruising payload.For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.G-Force 1500C Study Plans & Drawings
Study Plans http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/1500c/GForce1500CStudyPlans.pdf

G-Force 1500C CAD Images

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G-Force 1700

Specifications

LOA    17.00 metres
BOA    8.00 metres
DRAFT    0.500 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    Full Standing
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    Full Standing
MAST HEIGHT    22 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    142 sq metres
PAYLOAD     TBA
DISPLACEMENT    8000 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    TBA
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    TBA
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 21hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    15 – 17 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

The G-Force 1700 is still in the preliminary design stage. She is light, fast and roomy – perfect for cruising with the comforts you want while achieving speeds you didn’t think were possible. She is obviously keeping with her smaller sister’s styling – mean and aggressive while incorporating smooth lines and exuding class.

If you have interest in this design we’d love to hear from you, the layout is open to client-inspiration and she really is the ultimate blank canvas just waiting for you to create something very special.

The G-Force 1400 is a mid-sized performance cruiser that will embarass other catamaran owners in regattas and sleep 4-6 family or friends comfortably. For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

G-Force 1700 Study Plans & Drawings

Study Plans http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/1700/GForce1700StudyPlansA4v2.pdf

G-Force 1700 CAD Images

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G-Force 1700C (Cruise)

Specifications

LOA    17.00 metres
BOA    8.15 metres
DRAFT    0.525 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    Full Standing
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    Full Standing
MAST HEIGHT    21.50 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    TBA
PAYLOAD    3000 kg
DISPLACEMENT    9500 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.950 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    14:1
  WATER CAPACITY    400 litres
FUEL CAPACITY    300 litres
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 40-75hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    10-12 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

With a huge amount of interest in our G-Force 1700 design, this cruising version just had to happen. Everyone loves the concept and look, and dreams of being the young at heart racer they probably once were, but now having matured into a sensible, almost balanced individual, they realise some common sense needs to be put into the mix. No, not enough to be boring – just enough to allow fast cruising in a cutting edge lean but not too mean cat. For round the world cruising, and this is where most are aimed, a little more displacement is needed to carry the payload of enough food, water and those few essential toys like surfboards, a kayak or dive tanks that make cruising so much more fun. A cat this size really demands some luxury and better room in the individual hulls to feel like home. These are the changes she accommodates very well yet she remains nice and slim at 13.4:1 waterline beam ratio. There is that little bit more headroom in the saloon and easier walk-down headroom over the steps, things racers can live without in their quest to win.

The G-Force 1700C is a mid to large-sized performance cruiser that will embarass other catamaran owners in regattas and sleep 6-8 family or friends comfortably. For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.

G-Force 1700C Study Plans & Drawings

Study Plans http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/1700c/GForce1700CStudyPlans.pdf

G-Force 1700C CAD Images

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The G-Force 1800

Specifications

LOA    18.30 metres
BOA    8.60 metres
DRAFT    0.575 metres
HEADROOM (Hulls)    Full Standing
HEADROOM (Bridgedeck)    Full Standing
MAST HEIGHT    22 metres
SAIL AREA (Main + Headsail)    226 sq metres
PAYLOAD    3,500 kg
DISPLACEMENT    12,000 kg
BRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE    0.950 metres
BEAM TO LENGTH RATIO    14:1
WATER CAPACITY    600 Litres
FUEL CAPACITY    600 Litres
MOTOR OPTION    2 x 75hp Saildrive Diesels
CRUISING SPEED    12 – 16 knots
TOP SPEED    25+ knots

The G-Force 1800 is the ultimate in high performance cruising catamarans. There are several of these designs currently under construction, and she really is the flagship of the G-Force range. Staying true to her heritage she will be extremely quick while not compromising too much of the luxury that one expects from a design of this size. Inside we have a number of different layout options, however the standard layout features two king sized cabins forward, a split up/down galley and spacious saloon that opens onto a large cockpit. Twin helms have been the favorite choice when it comes to the smaller G-Force designs however the 1800 leans more toward easier sailing and even single-handing, utilizing a single helm station with all sail controls running back to one central location. Powered systems will be recommended if you’re thinking of handling the boat short-handed (a couple for instance), these systems will be invaluable for hoisting sails and controlling the entire boat with the push of a button (or touchpad).

The G-Force 1800 will be a performance oriented cruising catamaran with a generous payload and plenty of room for all of the toys you’d expect. If you’d like more information on this design, please download the Study Plans below!

G-Force 1800 Study Plans & Drawings

Study Plans http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/gforce-1800/GForce1800StudyPlansScreen.pdf

G-Force 1800 CAD Images

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