The C-Cat 37 was born to offer to an owner “evolved in sailing” a perfect boat for the ocean cruise, with high performance without sacrificing space and comfort that only a catamaran can offer.
The C-Cat 37 is the first work of a range that includes 3 other larger models designed by Marc Lombard, is a concentrate of innovations that, in the ambition of the shipyard, it will be “the point of reference” to the market in its category.
At the base of the hull design, lines innovative, thin and with little wetted surface, promise benefits as long as you respect the displacements and to be able to withstand a powerful sail plan in comfort and safety; for this has been chosen sandwich construction and the infusion technique with the use of epoxy-vinyl resin and fabrics quadriaxial. The weight/sail area is by far the best in its class.
To concentrate the weight, it was decided to group the plants, and move the engines, while encouraging performance in the maneuver under sail, bound always catamarans, the rudders were located more aft as possible. Even the life raft ‘was housed in a forward position under the seat aft of the cockpit locker accessible from a dual opening always accessible. The sail plan, such as the anchor immediately forward of the deckhouse contributes to the weight concentration and provides a set back of the mast without stifling the size of the mainsail, the real engine of the C-Cat37.
The hulls are thin and high on the water, to reduce the wetted surface and a cockpit at 65-70 cm from the waterline to prevent the annoying impact of the waves on the bottom of the boat in rough seas.
The boat has been designed to be unsinkable with 4 watertight compartments, 2 forward and 2 aft bearing bulkhead pass-through for the passage of pipes and cables in order to ensure absolute waterproofness.
The crash box in the bow, consists of a sacrificial part of the hull that in the event of a collision at high speed, breaking, absorbs the impact avoiding structural damage.
The life raft is in a convenient and safe location inside the cockpit and it can stow it through a trap door outside.
The presence of walkways free of hatches, promote a shift in the bow, and the ventilation of the interior is left to the fixed skylights at the top of the side windows.
All lines are led back to the cockpit, including reefing lines, which can be directly controlled from the wheelhouse, without being obliged to leave the cockpit to steer or reduce the canvas. Even the jib sheet, the rail and the mainsheet are within reach of the helmsman.
It is also provided a security system already in use on ocean-going catamarans racing, through software, reads any critical structures of the catamaran and automatically loose the sails.
The sacrificial drifts, glued with a mastic structural aero derivative, in case of impact break without damaging the lamination, thus avoiding any water way. In case of breaking the drifts are easily replaceable.
For discerning boaters have the option to install the transmission shaft, which ensures low maintenance and operations less complex, can be performed anywhere in the world.
Utmost care was given to the comfort on board. The hulls thin in water are characterized by a strong redan that out of the flotation significantly broadens the interior space without penalize performance. Is possible in accordance with the shipyard, interior can be customized.
The double helm aft makes the cockpit free of clutter and it is the largest in its class, thanks to the sliding doors, the feeling is that of a typical open space in continuity with the saloon, giving the feeling of a large volume. The cockpit is equipped with a hard top provides a full closure which effectively creates a single well-dinette leaving a corridor of 70 inches between the wheelhouses. Aft will be a small bridge to be free from the side, to facilitate the entry on board even in the moorings at side.
The kitchen is located between the cockpit and the saloon and is accessible from both areas, the absence of steps between these two environments facilitates the passage, a step aft ensures a dry and sheltered from the sea.
Through careful study of the interiors we have created a layout that has nothing to envy to 40 feet. The unusual position of the second bathroom on the inside of the hull in two cabins, it dramatically increases the brightness and interior space.
The interior layout provides a real cabin, served by a bathroom with separate shower. In the 3 cabin version, it is possible to have in cabin bunk beds staggered, and in the other hull to set up a small crew cabin forward of the owner’s bathroom. Is possible to set up an internal location served by a joystick maneuvering and engine controls.
The shipyard has always paid attention to the design and details.
The proportion between the hull and deck despite the small size is optimal.
The interiors designed by the internal study C-Catamarans are made with great care and high standards.