Powerplay catamarans lure with luxury

Barry 2019-01-25

Australian cruising boaties will soon have the choice of the superb, Australian-designed Powerplay brand of luxury power catamarans, now distributed exclusively by Hurricane Boats Australia based at Sanctuary Cove.

Established in Townsville in 2000 by award-winning boat builder and designer, James Dewing, Powerplay Catamarans span models from 15m to 25m. Today, based in Thailand, Powerplay cats are renowned for their quality, economical composite construction, elegant aesthetics and high-speed performance.

 “There’s nothing like them on the market,” stated Hurricane Boats Australia Director, Brett Flanagan. “Big, flybridge power cats with jacuzzis and all the extras as standard.

“For example, the master stateroom is forward of the saloon and takes up the whole front of the boat, wrapped in glass for fantastic views.

“Powerplay are brilliantly built, semi-custom power cats that deliver more volume, range and higher speeds for your dollar.

“Being composite construction to CE class one offshore certification as standard, they are lightweight and balanced, stable and travel through the water like a dart.”

Company founder and lead designer, James Dewing said his background in service and refit compelled him to dedicate his career to building premium multihulls.

 “Many years ago, I received an order for large power cat with the inclusion of an aft fishing deck. The design brief was “where are we going to put the game chair?” and “can I go faster? I want 28 knots”. That’s how the curved transom came about, to fit the Pompanette game fishing chair. That vessel, ‘Powerplay 3’ is still chartering in the Dominican Republic, catching big fish.”

James has now developed the next ‘G4’ Powerplay 65 (20m) and 72 (22m) models.

Currently under construction at the Powerplay factory in Pattaya, a new 65 G4 model destined for Tahiti, and a 52 in full survey which will enter the charter fleet.

On the drawing board, a super high performance Powerplay. Developed with Icarus Marine and Volvo IPS Engineering, the foil-assisted PP65 G4 is expected to achieve a 43 to 45 knot performance.

Fresh from a visit to the Powerplay facility, Brett Flanigan is confident the Australian market will be quick to take up Powerplay’s Gen 4 range of luxury catamarans.

“There is a model for every type of use,” said Brett. “And they are super competitively priced. The 65 will have an introductory price of $2.5 million, which for a 20m multihull that is head and shoulders above anything in its class is exceptional value.”

Build time is estimated at around 14 months.

“Powerplay is able to design, any layout required, from budget accommodation to the lavish interiors associated with the luxury charter industry, from a white-walled Hamptons-style finish, right up to the high-polished bespoke timberwork. The choice is yours.”

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