Being a catamaran, she’s got a few great advantages over a monohull – more deck space, a much shallower draught, and less rolling around at anchor.
Downwind she’ll hit 8 knots easy, but she’s not so keen on going upwind. That’s ok though – we just wait for the right winds.
She’s all fiberglass and was made back in the days when fiberglass boats had a thick, solid hull. She’s got a big genoa, a small storm / staysail, and a battened main.
The engine is a Yamaha 9.9 outboard, fitted into a well in the cockpit. It was brand new when we bought Kittiwake. If anything goes wrong with it, we can whip it out and take it to shore in the dinghy.
Inside, there’s one sleeping cabin with a double bed (a square one, yes!), a storage area where all of our junk lives, and the main cabin where there’s the saloon, the heads, and the galley. The berth is connected to the main cabin through a stoop through, which is quite handy for those rainy or cold days.
We’re in the process of updating and upgrading the boat, so these pictures are the ‘before.’ We’ll keep you updated on our progress via our social channels.