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Warwick 80

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Large catamarans are starting to look very attractive, and this latest addition to the line of Warwick–designed catamarans is no exception. This design focuses on accommodating charter groups or an owner’s invited guests. The forward-facing saloon has a secondary steering station. Farther aft is a circular dining table with overhead skylights. The expansive aft deck behind the main saloon is large enough to store a good-sized tender and personal watercraft. Both can be launched with telescoping davits. The main saloon has a retractable two-sided flat-screen TV panel that doubles as a frame to mark the center of the space. Four equally sized guest cabins are located directly below the saloon. Stairs at the forward end of the saloon provide easy access down to the galley, the pantry, and four crew cabins forward, which have secondary egress to the side decks.

Twin steering stations and a wet bar are located on the upper deck. The mainsheet arch has been designed to support a folding sun awning and the hydraulic boom. The twin headsail furlers can be operated from either steering station. Auxiliary power is provided by two 300-horsepower diesel engines capable of pushing the yacht at 13 knots. Two 30-kilowatt generators support a full array of state-of-the-art navigational and entertainment systems, as well as 150,000 BTU of air conditioning. The vessel displaces some 130,000 pounds, and total sail area is 3,270 square feet.

Warwick Yacht Design, Ltd., 2b William Pickering Drive, 156 North Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand; tel. 011-649-410- 9620

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