We are pleased to announce the successful launch and subsequent hand over of ‘Gemini’, built for Dave Harrison of Dartmouth. This is the latest S.P.E.E.D. Eleven Catamaran to leave our workshops here in Portchester.
Launched on the 25th of July, shortly before her allotted time, ‘Gemini’ features a full walk-around ‘ Island ’ style wheelhouse favoured by Charter Skippers, but this time with separate crew and skipper compartments with an interconnecting door, as specified by Dave.
This gives the vessel an open and airy feel on deck and results in masses of outside storage under the crew seats which are fully sheltered by the roof and wheelhouse sides.
Propulsion is provided again by the frugal and refined Toyota based four cylinder Common Rail Nanni 200Hp units, which we as a company feel are the perfect match for the hull.
With a 2.45:1 reduction on the 8 degree down-angle gearboxes, these engines swing 21” by 26” propellers to 3400rpm, giving a top speed of 23Kn and will give a fast cruise of 18Kn at 2700rpm.
More importantly than all this however, is the fuel economy of which this 7500Kg vessel is capable.
Given average conditions and assuming full tanks and full crew, ‘Gemini’ will burn between 2 and 2.5 Ltrs per mile for the whole boat at 18Kn. This represents a significant saving in fuel over other comparable sized vessels.
We wish Dave every success with his new vessel.