This new “Quad Cat” design named “Blue Anda 122” was launched in late Janurary 2012 and built by an Australian/Thai Team in Thailand. This new high speed aluminium catamaran showed excellent results at sea trails in the Gulf of Thailand.
The 12.3 Metre Power Cat is powered by four Suzuki 250 H.P. four stroke Outboard Engines giving a top speed of over 37 knots and a fully loaded speed of 35 knots with 30 passengers. By all reports this is the first time the quad’ outboard application has been sucessfully completed by high speed catamarans of this size with Suzuki outboards. Fuel consumption is suprisingly good with a total of 80 ltrs/Hr at 22 knots and 130 ltrs/hr at 28 knots.
The sophisticated fuel system includes 3 off 200ltr aluminium fabricated seperate fuel tanks for each hull giving a range of over 300 Nautical Miles at 25 knots. The fuel tanks are situated below deck in a fully ventilated compartment with Vetus vents, fans and stainless steel grills. The compartments have vapor detectors with alarms at the helm.
This power cat is a charter vessel set up to do day trips in coastal water operations. The seating is custom made by the builder and are fully fabricated bench types with cushions, tray tables and hand rests. The seating is configured in a back to back arrangement with lightweight honeycomb tables between them allowing for dining in comfort during rough conditions. The deck layout has a small galley forward.
The aft’ deck has a fold down platform which can be used for both beach landing and as a snorkeling/dive platfrorm at sea. The platform is attached to a fixed platform which extends out past the outboards. This is complemented by three fresh water shower units, one overhead plus one resessed unit each side. Beside the platform is an aft’ full sized toilet compartment which is a nice change from the cramped set ups of similar vessels this size.
On board white goods include flat screen T.V.s with live streaming GPS navigation and dvd entertainment, sterio sound system and Bosh speakers, as well as a 4 stage cctv system.
Speed, comfort, fuel economy and operational options such as day cruise, dive boat, evening cruise, party boat, ferry, etc all add to the perfect large outboard driven catamaran.