CM46 Catamaran

CM catamarans deliver the performance, accommodation and payload that a growing group of knowledgeable sailors, typically coming from fast monohulls or moving up from heavier catamarans, desire for maximum enjoyment of short and long-term cruising – or even, with the appropriate specification, for race capability.

The CM46 is large enough for a couple with family or friends and long enough for good seakeeping qualities, whilst remaining easy to handle alone and manageable in harbour.

The boat prioritises well-mannered performance and provides everything you need to enjoy a fabulous live-aboard lifestyle, while avoiding unnecessary complexities that decrease reliability and add weight and cost.

 

 

DESIGN TECH

Fast & efficient – due to the reduced weight of the main structure and carefully chosen gear, we are able to design an efficient, fast, easily driven hull that gives a feeling under sail only achieved by the lightest, stiffest boats. The ability to sail in only a few knots of wind minimises the need to motor.

Long, slim bows – are flared inboard giving reserve buoyancy if driven hard in waves, plus additional space in the hulls.

Centralised weight – the centre of buoyancy is located aft of the middle of the hulls, with weight concentration of heavier equipment strictly close to midships to reduce pitching. Shaft drive engines are moved forward with water and diesel tanks located just aft of the mast, below cabin soles to lower the centre of gravity. Optimum hull rocker starts further forward.

High bridge deck – shifted aft, with the bow section proportionately lengthened, to reduce slamming. Hull freeboard is kept low to reduce windage and excess weight.

Daggerboards – high aspect boards are essential for upwind pointing ability and speed. Our inward angled, carbon boards can be raised for downwind balance, making the autopilot’s job easier and more reliable. Raised boards increase safety in squalls and waves by allowing the boat to slide sideways.

Steering positions – Twin, outboard helms offer clear visibility when sailing or docking, without looking through windows. The versa helm option allows the pedestals to hinge inboard to protected steering positions within the cockpit.

Control from the cockpit – lines led back, with winches close to the wheels for safe single-handed manoeuvres.

Rig configuration – the mast is mounted 50% aft to create a large foretriangle space for a staysail, headsail and Code sails. It reduces the mainsail area, for easier handling and reefing. The mainsheet track is located on the transom beam for optimum stiffness and weight saving.

Structural longeron – provides a tack point aft of the forestay for the staysail – and an integrated bowsprit for Code and downwind sails.

Curved forward cross beam – for increased stiffness and, importantly, to increase wave clearance in adverse conditions. Both longeron and forward beam are laminated into the hull structure for maximum stiffness.

Multiple safety features – including crash bulkheads in the bow sections and forward of the rudders – sealed watertight compartments to contain flooding and give potential for the boat to sail to safety – life raft stowage integrated into the longeron for rapid deployment.

 

 

 

 

DESIGN COMFORT

Open plan – sliding cockpit doors open 1.8m wide to create a large, 5.4m long living space with single level floor, whilst retaining all the central structure required for stiffness, without need for heavy reinforcement.

Visibility – significant attention has been paid to creating panoramic visibility from the saloon and cockpit, whether standing or sitting.

Sofas and dining spaces – both inside and outside for quality of life, whatever the weather – on passage and at anchor.

Large galley – with exceptional worktop and stowage space for this sector – and amazing views.

Forward facing chart table – with large instrument panel.

Plenty of ventilation – throughout the boat, including four large opening window hatches at the forward end of the saloon for air-flow at anchor.

Flared hulls – topsides widen significantly above the waterline to create volume in the hulls for queen size beds and ample stowage space. The starboard owner’s hull includes a large bathroom forward, along with practical wet locker and washing machine spaces.

Convertible port forward cabin – for interchangeable set-up in double bed, twin bunks or workshop/storage modes.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION

High-tech structures – We use the materials and controlled build processes generally found only in a few larger, high-end boats – and bring them to smaller catamarans, using our many years of experience creating very light multihulls.

Epoxy resin, infused and post cured – optimum strength resin system, as used by the best race-boat builders for the most demanding applications. Epoxy resin is not only the strongest, it also has zero water absorption and this combination maximises the lifespan of the boat.

Carbon and E-Glass – carbon fibre is used for local reinforcement as standard, with various options up to full carbon construction to achieve optimal weight and strength to suit individual budgets. Laminates specs are engineered to suit each part of the boat and include extra strengthening in the bow area to minimise collision damage.

PVC core – closed cell PVC core throughout for high stiffness to weight ratio, with no water absorption in the event of localised damage.

Superior internal finish – our lamination and infusion process delivers an excellent base-level interior surface, which we fair and paint to finish. This adds many man-hours but avoids the weight penalty of rougher internal laminate with the cosmetic need for panelling to hide it.

Foam cored furniture – ultra-light and laminated in to add to the structure and eliminate creaking.

        

OPTIONS

Our goal is to work with you to specify and build a boat that will perfectly suit your plans.
We offer many options, including:

Hull – Rig – Propulsion
.        Carbon fibre hull components – Main bulkheads, Bridge deck, Cabin top, Full carbon
.        Helm stations – Twin wheels, Twin tillers, Twin versa helms (Up&Out for visibility – Down&Under for protection)
.        Mast – Aluminium, Fixed carbon fibre, Rotating carbon fibre, 17.5m or 19m lengths
.        Boom – Aluminium, Y-section carbon fibre
.        Sails – Full range
.        Headsail sheeting – Self tacking, Overlapping
.        Propulsion – Twin 30hp shaft drive diesels, Electric / Diesel Hybrid

Electrical
.        Solar system – Roof + davits mounted
.        Hydrogenerator – Watt & Sea
.        Electronics system – Leading brands
.        UpSideUp – Anti-capsize sheet release system

Accommodation
.        Layout – 3 or 4 double cabins
.        Saloon and cockpit – Standard design, Ability to customise
.        Cooking system – Gas, Electric
.        Refrigeration – Additional fridge / freezer capacity
.        Watermaker
.        Washing machine
.        Cabin heating

Personalised Styling
.        Hull, deck and internal finish – Multiple colour options
.        Carbon spars – Multiple colour options
.        Surface coverings and fabrics – Multiple options

 

 

CM46 SPECIFICATIONS

.        Length – 14m (46ft 2in)
.        Beam – 7.4m (24ft 4in)
.        Displacement – CE spec – 6 200kgs (13 640lb)
.        Bridge deck clearance  – 0.95m (3ft 2in)
.        Draft – 0.5m

.        Mast length – 17-19m (56ft -62ft)
.        Mainsail area – from 62m2 (626sq ft)
.        Solent area – from 31m2 (333sq ft)
.        Staysail area – from 15m2 (151sq ft)
.        Code area – from 67m2 (677sq ft)

.        Engines – 2 x 30hp
.        Cruising speed under engine  – 6.8 knots
.        Top speed under engine – 11 knots
.        Cruising speed under sail – 12-16 knots
.        Top speed under sail – 25 knots

.        Diesel tanks – 2 x 150lt (2 x 33 gal)
.        Water tanks – 2 x 250lt (2 x 55 gal)

.        Headroom on bridge deck – 2m (6ft 7in)
.        Headroom in hulls – 2m(6ft 7in)