The largest Wharram catamaran. She is constructed in double diagonal plywood, with the usual epoxy glass sheathing. This Islander will be used in the Indian Ocean for both charter and trading.
The Islander 65 'Vaka Motu' was originally designed in 2000 as an island-hopping cargo/passenger/trading vessel. With her 10 ton load carrying ability, she is also a very suitable vessel for expedition work, charter or as a dive boat. Her interior can be either simple flexispace with cargo holds, keeping the cost of the vessel down, or with various options of cabin accommodation. With a waterline hull beam/length ratio of 12:1 (11:1 deeply loaded), she will move through the water with minimum wave drag at speeds of 1.50 x vWLL plus, giving easy 24 hours averages of 150 to 200 miles (more if driven in ideal sailing conditions).
Andy Smith Boatworks are the exclusive builders of the Islander 55 and 65 designs.Read more about Islander 65 Islander 65 Study Plan