Maxus Fast Cat Launched
Posted on: 28/04/2023
Maxus Fast Catamaran Launch day.
For the next 7-10 days sea trials will be carried out and then a temporary lift out to show the vessel at the Scottish Expo on 12th and 13th May 2023
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We have some exciting news here at G Smyth Boats Limited.
After years of thinking about building a Maxus Fast Catamaran, it is finally happening.
G Smyth Boats Limited has received support for research and development from Invest Northern Ireland under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme. This ‘Development of Fast Cat Prototype’ project will be implemented over the next 16 months, performing research and development activities aimed at improving competitiveness & developing customer efficiencies.
This project which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020 aims to increase business efficiency.
Built for Richard Hards and George Jacks of Pecheurs Eccosse Ltd, Sharon Anne provides a roomy and stable fishing platform with ample carrying capacity.
One of Sharon Anne’s six-cylinder, Cummins QSL9 engines
The Maxus 12-metre design has been developed by builder G Smyth Boats, who have delivered a boat with an outstandingly high quality finish, both interior and exterior.
Each hull is fitted with a six-cylinder, Cummins QSL9 diesel turning a 34 by 36-inch four-bladed Hyperform prop on 2.5-inch shafts through ZF gearboxes with 3:1 reduction. Delivering 290hp at 1800rpm each, these engines provide an 8.50-knot cruising speed.
The engines and gears were supplied by South Shore Marine & Diesel of Oxford Island in Northern Ireland.
Each hull has a 1500 litre fuel tank, as well as freshwater tanks.
The engines also provide ample hydraulic power to a pair of SeaQuest 3-tonne trawl winches and a pair of 2-tonne net drums. There is also a landing winch to round out the deck equipment for the boat’s trawl and creel fishing.
The refrigeration system was supplied by Cool Temp Refrigeration Markethill.