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At the heart of it is the age-old multi hull vs mono hull argument. For us, an asymmetrical twin hulled catamaran design puts far more ticks in boxes than any mono hull can manage. “Big call” we hear you say. Well here’s our argument.

The Ride

When the chop is up you don’t want to get pounded any more than necessary.

A cat has a tunnel running between the two hulls (called sponsons). The faster the cat goes, the more air is able to enter the tunnel. This mixes with the spray from the hulls to form a cushion of foam and air. This gives the hull lift and reduces the area in contact with the water surface. A cat’s hull displacement spans less than one third of the beam, allowing it to slice through the water easily.

Because of its broad under belly, a monohull slaps and grabs at the surface of the water. Even with a deep-vee monohull, the displacement of water still spans a width equal to the beam of the boat. This equates to a lot of surface friction, and a much rougher ride.

Stability

You want to be as stable and secure as possible while fishing or prepping for a dive, to keep you and your mates safe, and stomachs intact.

The cat has two hulls spaced apart that sit down in the water when the boat is at rest. This provides an exceptionally stable and comfortable platform.

With monohull designs, the deeper the vee, the greater the rolling effect when at rest. When the vee is flattened to give more stability, including with the pontoons, you end up with a boat that will pound and slap like crazy through the waves. Sound familiar!?

 

Safety

The more stable the boat, the safer it is, and cats are definitely more stable than monohulls. With up to 40% more usable space than a comparative sized monohull, moving around the boat isn’t a potentially clumsy and dangerous activity. A free draining deck ensures any water that comes aboard is able to quickly drain away.

There are watertight compartments built into a Maverick’s hull giving it ‘positive buoyancy’ – With over 1600 litres of reserve buoyancy in our 5m boat alone, you get swamped or holed, it’s certainly a bugger, but a Maverick isn’t going to sink under you. And there’s no need for those bulky pontoon style “life-rings” around the gunwales to achieve this either.

Fuel systems are a vital component of any power boat, and yet the vast majorities of of breakdowns at sea are caused by a fuel system failure. At Maverick we don't want our boats to have fuel system issues. Twin independent fuel tanks are our standard. Not only that, our fuel tanks and fuel system is built and certified to the global ISO standard. Thats piece of mind for everyone. 

Durability matters

Coast guards, marine police, DOC staff and hard-working members of the marine farming industry often operate in the roughest imaginable marine conditions. They put in many hundreds of hours on their boats annually, and they depend on them to carry precious cargo, equipment and people. Their boat is the most important part of their operation. So what do they buy? Boats made of marine-grade, plate aluminium alloy. Always.

You may not log these kinds of hours on your boat because of that universal inconvenience called ‘work’. But when you do get some time to get out on the water, if you want to be able to always rely on it for many years to come, and you want to be able to push it hard and have it respond in tough conditions like it’s enjoying itself, choose marine-grade plate aluminium alloy like the professionals and we here at Maverick do.