PROJEKT 39′ CAT – OPEN

ProJekt Boatworks, working in collaboration with New Zealand’s award-winning Bakewell-White Yacht Design, introduces the ProJekt 39′ Cat.

The ProJekt 39′ Cat is offered in both Open and Cabin models. The design brief described a fast sportfishing catamaran that would offer a safe, stable and comfortable ride at high speeds in offshore conditions. It needed to be extremely sea worthy and provide long-range capabilities for extended offshore excursions. And, to satisfy the demands of the tournament sport-fisherman, the design had to be capable of packing heavy loads.

The Open model has one fifty-gallon and two seventy-gallon live wells, a massive coffin box with two large insulated in-deck fish boxes capable of carrying huge amounts of ice and fish. That, plus six hundred gallons of fuel, forty gallons of water, the optional upper tower and six to eight fishermen with all their gear means that the 39′ Cat can pack over three tonnes of extra weight and still do fifty knots on the way out to the battle grounds. Whether powered by quad 300s, Yamaha 425 XTO or Mercury 450R, the performance and handling of this well-balanced cat will ensure you are first on the grounds and first back to the weigh station ahead of your competition.

Style

Beauty or Beast? Both

Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but when you strike the right balance between traditional and innovative you will receive attention from both sides of the dock. We believe the 39’ Cat has done just that. Uncompromising on strength and performance, this exciting new cat seamlessly blends form and function. With a 38’ 6” length overall and a modest 12’ beam, its proportions are perfect for a high speed offshore catamaran. The elegantly swooping shear line with the elongated bow stem provides a striking profile both at rest or slicing through the waves at full speed. The 39’ Cat’s progressively styled cabin and console with hardtop introduces a edgy modern take on today’s European influenced yachts. The 39’ takes the best of both styles and blends them elegantly together to create a fresh and memorable new look.

Open or Cabin

No Compromise, No Problem

Whether you are looking for a traditional open centre console with a wrap-around windshield, or complete protection from the elements with an enclosed cabin, ProJekt’s 39′ Cat can meet your needs.

The Open Layout is a based on a traditional centre console layout with centre console, leaning post with hardtop and loads of fishing amenities and storage solutions.

The Open Console is 76″ wide and features a one piece curved front windscreen with side panels to provide excellent coverage from wind and occasional spray on more exciting days. The dash is strategically designed with angled display and helm panels that make this a driver’s joy, whether seated or standing. A large full-width display panel will fit multiple large navigation screens. The console has an integrated front footrest which is perfectly designed to give seated occupants security and comfort while charging through big seas at high speeds. Inside the console you will find a marine toilet with various storage solutions integrated into the space for all your sensitive and secure storage needs. In the forward area of the console there are two opening panel doors, providing access to the main electrical components and rigging.

The Open Leaning Post with Llebroc Triple Billfish seats, with folding bolster and individual flip armrests ,ensure you and your passengers are comfortable and secure while underway. The sight lines from behind the helm, whether seated or standing, are ideal for effortless visibility in both positions. The autopilot remote and navigation display remotes are mounted overhead in the hardtop above the center helm seat, allowing easy control of vital navigation and autopilot features. The triple wide rear facing leaning post seat keeps you close to the action on the troll. There is a large, full width insulated cooler with drains beneath the rear seat. The leaning post features port and starboard side tackle lockers configured to suit the owner’s needs. There is also a large forward tackle compartment in the front side of the leaning post. This can be configured with drawers or as a locker with doors.

The Open Hardtop is 11′ 4″ long by 9′ wide, with integrated rear upright supports. There are recessed steps in the rear supports to gain access to the optional upper tower. The forward edge of the top extends well past the windscreen and provides excellent coverage over the helm and coffin box headrest. The wraparound windscreen and side window structure integrates seamlessly into the underside of the hardtop. The hardtop width provides excellent coverage over side walkways while still allowing clearance for fishing. There are two overhead console boxes in the underside of the hardtop. The forward box features additional mounting options for rear facing speakers or electronics. The rear box can house up to three (3) pairs of 7.7” speakers facing forward and two sets of 8.8” speakers facing aft, along with a 12” rear facing navigation display. A row of eight (8) rod holders mounted on the rear edge of the hardtop is easily accessed by stepping up on the rear facing seat. There are two recessed pockets in the hardtop outboard of the aft edge of the console for outrigger placement. Your choice of light bar combinations can be mounted on the upper leading edge of the hardtop. A large curved light bar is mounted on the upper leading edge of the hardtop. In addition, there are port, starboard and aft-facing integrated flood lights to provide excellent working lights in all directions.

The Open Coffin Box features two 62″ long insulated fish boxes with optional chiller plates. These coffin box fish boxes drain directly overboard through the tunnel. Comfortable and stylish full length lounge cushions with ergonomic back rests and fold down armrests are mounted atop the coffin box lids. There is a cup holder and six rod holders on each side of the coffin box.

The Open deck details include:

  • Port and Starboard dive / entry doors with drop in ladder sockets allowing easy boarding access and landing of large fish through the door opening.
  • 27″ gunnel height
  • 9 x Gemlux 10” pop up cleats
  • Large swim platform with telescopic boarding ladder
  • Transom 50 gallon live well with acrylic lid and LED tank lighting
  • Port and starboard GG Schmitt flip down seats with backrests
  • 2 x 70 gallon in-deck insulated live wells in the cockpit with acrylic quick hatch and LED tank lighting
  • 2 x in-deck hatches aft of the live wells with access into port and starboard mechanical bilge areas
  • Port and Starboard large in-deck storage compartments located forward adjacent to the coffin box
  • Large in-deck storage locker located in the forward step deck
  • Large anchor locker with deck hatch
  • 4” kick integrated around the perimeter of the decks with recessed courtesy lights
  • Rod holders mounted around the perimeter of gunnel and transom. Combination of 0, 15 and 30 degree holders
  • 4 x Hubbell electric reel power points (two aft and two forward)
  • Inner recessed gunnel handrail around the perimeter of the gunnel edge provides excellent handholds forward of the console
  • Full coaming bolster pad around the perimeter of the interior gunnel edge

The Hull – The Right Choice

With a number of new symmetrical and asymmetrical catamarans appearing on the market, it was obvious that a detailed evaluation was need to determine the best hull form for this new application. 

Working very closely with Bakewell-White the decision was made to develop two different hull forms to be tested using computer fluid dynamics (CFD). A symmetrical hull and asymmetrical hull were developed based on the predetermined design criteria.From there a CFD study was performed by a independent naval architect firm in Australia (Multiphase Design). The CFD study was set up to monitor many conditions onboard including pitch, roll, yaw and accelerations. The numerous test parameters included vessel speeds (30 to 40 knots), sea state conditions (including wave height [3’ – 5’] and period [5 seconds], wave angles [0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees off angle]) and light displacement and loaded displacement. After weeks of running various CFD tests the findings were summarized in a detailed report (with videos) concluding that the Asymmetrical hull outperformed the Symmetrical hull in overall performance and handling in the parameters that we had set. Of particular interest and one of the deciding factors in choosing the Asymmetrical hull was it’s favourable characteristics in producing lower yaw angles and accelerations making it the most stable and comfortable riding hull even in a large quarter following sea.

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