She started life as a ten-metre catamaran but when Hythe Marine Services bought the moulds and building rights, they decided that a pair of retrousse, sugar scoop transoms would improve both her looks and sailing ability. They also looked closely at her interior with an eye to updating the accommodation. So on a rather blustery day with a good F5 gusting to F6, I made my way to Hythe to investigate their new generation Catalac.
|Builder:||Hythe Marine Services LTD|
|Construction:||solid glass hull; balsa cored deck|
|Loa:||35'9" ft (10.9 meters)|
|Displacement:||13000 lbs dry|
|Mast Height:||above water: 41'2"|
|Mfg Engines:||Yanmar 2GM 18hp Diesel sail drives|