45ft foiling catamaran

Morrelli and Melvin introduce the California 45

Wednesday April 10th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

Morrelli & Melvin, have announced that they will collaborate with McConaghy Boats to produce an exciting new 45ft racing catamaran with hydrofoils. 

After helping write the AC72 class Rule, M&M is currently working as part of the design team for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Drawing on their experience with foiling AC72 catamarans, Morrelli and Melvin have conceived the California 45 with the objective of making the exhilaration of America's Cup sailing available to the club sailor.

The California 45 will foil in relative comfort. With high coamings and a solid aft deck, the effect of high powered water spray on the skipper and crew will be minimised. Electric winches and an ergonomic deck layout will make high speed, high adrenalin sailing a breeze. Transportable by containers will make it possible to ship to favourite regattas easily.

McConaghy has been selected to collaborate with M&M due to their extensive experience with high end composite construction and their ability to offer the most cost effective high performance solutions as demonstrated by the hugely successful Mach 2 Moth.

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