Go full S.P.E.E.D. ahead with BWSeaCat (A9)
Wey Chieftain 4
From BWSeaCat Ltd comes Wey Chieftain 4, built for experienced dive charter skipper Grahame Knott of Weymouth UK.
Having previously owned another displacement catamaran, Grahame was convinced that this hull form was the way forward. When the BWSeaCat demonstration vessel was debuted at Seawork 2009, he knew he had located the right product.
Wey Chieftain 4 features a large forward cabin with galley, toilet and seating for six plus the helm. Under the forepeak there is a large open area which will house an array of complex surveying electronics to enable wrecks to be located and mapped.
Power is provided by a pair of 240hp Yanmar inboard diesels supplied by E.P. Barrus driving 21” by 23” propellers through ZF 63A gearboxes with 2:1 reduction for a top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots at 2600rpm.
Wey Chieftain 4 is on berth A9 and the company is running demonstrations for those interested in this new addition to the workboat world.
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