After considerable experience with the Narai Mk I and II we brought out a new design to get more volume on the same length. The Narai Mk IV has wider individual hulls and increased headroom by raising the decks to the level of the gunnels and placing the cross beams in beam troughs. This is a very sturdy ocean cruiser with many ocean crossings and circumnavigations to its name.
Read 'Katipo Voyage' by Don Brazier - A story of a Narai Mk IV sailing 5,500 miles from New Zealand to some of the South Pacific islands and back.
To see a Narai Mk IV being built, follow this excellent blog of building Narai Mk IV 'Tiger'.
|Length Overall:||41'||12.50 m|
|Beam overall:||19"||5.80 m|
|Waterline length:||32'||9.75 m|
|Draft:||2' 4"||0.71 m|
|Loading capacity:||3 - 3.5 tons|
|Working sail area:||529 sqft||49.1 sqm|
|Max. sail area:||840 sqft||78.1 sqm|
|Building Time Estimate:||2500 - 3000 hours|