Fast, Luxurious, Light, and Fuel Efficient.
We often get asked why we don’t use a “quad engine” set up. The short answer is that we have the same horsepower to weight ratio as most other center console power catamarans because we build a lighter vessel. Building with epoxy and carbon fiber results in a 40% weight reduction, so there is no need for quad engines while maintaining the same HP-weight ratio.
Quad engines would adversely affect the boat dynamics: more engines, more weight (at the very end of the boat), needing more fuel. More engines actually result in a negative vicious circle.
The advantage of our twin engine set-up on a lighter boat is easy: less fuel consumption, more range, less maintenance, less insurance (check the difference in annual insurance cost between a twin vs quad engine boat) and a better entry price level! And if you still wonder about quad vs twin engines: offshore racing catamarans only feature twin engines as they chase the mix of best performance vs solid construction vs light weight. We simply replaced “performance” with “comfort in ride” at cruising speed for our HammerCats.