> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Powerplay Catamarans propel next generation of cruising
Powerplay Catamarans propel next generation of cruising

'Powerplay 60'    Swan Super Lines    Click Here to view large photo

According to broker, Ian Swan, the future of luxury boating in Australia is power cats, and specifically, the new generation of Powerplay Catamarans, which are fuel efficient, bigger volume, stable, ready for endurance or sprint speeds.

Powerplay Catamarans was established by award winning boat builder and designer James Dewing in 2000 in Townsville, Queensland Australia.

Dewing starting building power catamarans of a type unique in the commercial and recreational segment of the power boat market. The beautiful lines and blend of curves made his designs unique and utterly contemporary. At that time, the range then consisted of boats from between 12.5 and 18 metres.

Some of the boats Powerplay Catamarans have launched and delivered include a 1280 model (currently chartered in the Whitsunday Islands), a 48ft model which is currently chartered at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic and a 56ft model which is privately owned and also located in at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.

This particular boat was displayed at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Florida in October 2003. A 56ft model privately owned and located in Palm Beach, Florida. And three 52 ft Sportfish versions which include one for a local Townsville buyer and one shipped to Saint Marteen in the Caribbean.

In 2010, Powerplay Catamarans became Powerplay Catamarans International and moved its production to Zhuhai, China in order to provide high quality at an affordable price.

'The main attribute of the Powerplay range is the spacious layout featuring the stateroom on the same level as saloon with forward windows, then there's the fuel efficiency, which appeals to every market – no matter what anybody says,' states Ian Swan.

In general, performance has been measured as: a maximum speed of 22 knots with 315hp engine, and a cruising speed of 15-18 knots. Range is 1500nm with 4000L of fuel. Economy is stated as: 24 knots 110L/hour, 20 knots 75L/hour, 16 knots 50L/hour and 10 knots 20L/hour.

Another feature is the customisation owners can enjoy throughout the whole build process, from layout to engineering. 'This is a boat for somebody who knows exactly what they want,' he adds.

Saloon n Galley -  Swan Super Lines  


'They can choose pod or shaft drive and any configuration of the interior. With these boats, the layout is so good: You have the master cabin on same level as saloon, with the galley behind it, so you have an owner’s unit with incredible viewing from all sides, all on the same level.

'There are also two large Queen-sized cabins which can have ensuites as well. There’s plenty of power, plenty of range, plenty of water, and you can make more water onboard.'

Being all things to all people, the target market is logically anybody and everybody.

'There are guys who’ve have owned motoryachts before, and when they go to a 60ft cat they get 75ft volume! You get massive volume for living, entertaining and storage for all your watersports gear. It’s easy to operate and manoeuvre, suits families, couples, solo people since it’s a cinch to operate.'

So far, the concept has proven popular in Perth, Queensland and Tasmania, where long range cruising is common, and the Powerplay range delivers, just as it does for day trips and entertaining.

Powerplay -  Swan Super Lines  

Available now is the company’s intended ‘showboat’, a 60PP which is well on the way to being completed. 'There is time for some input from a purchaser. Fully optioned, delivered to Brisbane, taxes paid, it will be under $2m. The factory also has three underway at present all due to arrive shortly in Australia,' says Swan.

'Compared to the original catamaran designs, which were very boxy in shape, Powerplay Catamarans look great on the water. The hulls are fair and blend into a curve at the rear to culminate in a boarding platform. The platforms have radial stairs allowing easy access from your tender or from the dock to the main saloon level.'

Their innovative hulls make them more efficient and therefore more economical to run compared to many other designs. The engine-rooms also give access to the steering rams and rudderpost. Cockpit mounted stainless steel and glass gates can be closed to increase safety at sea.

Another innovative feature is the inclusion of forward boarding stairs, designed to make it easier to embark and disembark directly into the sea or onto a suitable beach – ideal for divers. These stairs stow easily up under the forward catwalk area when not in use. This is done either manually or electrically depending on options selected.
There are several layouts designed to suit your needs.



The newest design now includes a queen sized bedroom on the main deck as well as a fully appointed kitchen/breakfast bar and lounge area. There are options available for up to 4 cabins in the lower areas, for those having extra accommodation needs.

The fly-bridge is fully air-conditioned and appointed with the latest mod-cons.

The other major options available are extended fly-bridge length as well as an extended transom which acts as an excellent fishing platform for those inclined.

The availability of various dingy stowage positions caters for the differing requirements of the owners. The dingy can be stowed either on the traditionally positioned aft davits, on the extended area of the fly-bridge with crane or up forward across the bows, also with a crane fitted.

'Special attention to detail is given to the finishing touches of every Powerplay Catamaran that leaves the shipyard. James Dewing, our boat-builder and designer, is on site in his full time capacity as QC to check that all relevant Standards are adhered to throughout the construction.'


More at http://www.swansuperlines.com/index.php?id=208


by Jeni Bone

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102873

2:37 AM Mon 15 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News

Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,










Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,








Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore










Power to the people at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,


SCIBS VIP lounge back bigger and better in 2014 by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,




Singapore Yacht Show 2014. And another thing… by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore
































Mondo Marine invests in Chinese shipyard
Aqualuma partners with ASMEX 2014 for Welcome function
Kaohsiung to welcome the world for 1st Taiwan International Boat Show *Feature
Changed boating conditions for ski race on Clarence River
Royal Victoria Cup - Cable, Hockney and Shipley victorious
Channel 7 stage returns to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Hainan Rendezvous: suffering from a hangover?
Palm Beach International Boat Show shows healthy attendance
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show - this weekend!
Coastal infrastructure and species loss - Climate Change consequences *Feature
rescueME PLB1 – safety assured in one compact, light package *Feature
Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned
All Marine Spares hits the boat show trail in a trailer *Feature
Royal Victoria Cup to take place this weekend
Rowers and ferry masters encouraged to share waterways safely
Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum
New generation trawler boats - tradition with a twist
Arvor releases new Sportsfish range
AIMEX focuses on commercial show in Asia
Further Australian growth for Stabicraft
Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day'   
Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June   
FinScan digital switching fitted to new rescue vessels   
Kids' Zone a drawcard at Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show   
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle welcomes Engel as stage sponsor   
BIAV appoints new GM   
Trash to Treasure - A seafood story   
Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow   
Maritime Alert - Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
PWC riders brave South Island waters raise $93,000 for melanoma fight   
Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to take place this July   
12 weeks til Melbourne Boat Show   
First deadline for SCIBS exhibitors looms March 24   
Paul Burt, boating guru, is the face of Sanctuary Cove Boat Show   
Marine Industry loses a loyal servant: Vale Gunter Bruckner   
Positive pass mark for new venue   
Couran Cove signs lease deal with Hope Island Marina   
Phones outpace PCs and TV as preferred device   
UIM Awards Giving Gala - Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy for RYA   
Grand Prix of Qatar - World champ claims victory on home waters   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW