The Voyager 45 can be built. Contact Chris White for more information.
The Voyager 45 catamaran offers an exceptional blend of sailing performance and cruising comfort. The principal design concept was to utilize an aft cockpit layout in conjunction with a central deck house containing a large "living room". The unique, low profile deck house design was developed in order to: 1) allow good forward visibility from the cockpit, 2) improve windward performance by reducing windage, and 3) create a monocoque structure that contributes a degree of high structural strength and stiffness, in turn allowing for a reduction in structural weight.
The V-45 utilizes a single large daggerboard in the starboard hull. Board down draft of 7'9" allows fast, sure tacking and windward ability comparable to a good monohull. The 3’ draft with the board up is great for shallow anchorages – the best of both worlds.
The V-45 was originally designed for Jim Hunt. Jim, a 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 5.5 meter class, is a lifelong sailor. From the beginning, Jim’s focus was create a boat with superb sailing characteristics, and long term cruising comfort. The V-45 sails beautifully. She tacks crisply, power reaches into the high teens without effort and surfs large ocean waves with complete control. She will easily accommodate 6 and sleep 8 or 9 by converting the settee into a double berth and using the amidships child's berth on the port side. The interior spaces are pleasing and functional. The large double cabins aft are especially comfortable.
|Length Overall||44' 7"|
|Draft||3' board up
7' 9" board down
3' 9" fixed fin version
|Sail Area Mainsail||617 sq ft|
|Sail Area Jib||340 sq ft|
|Masthead to Design Waterline||60'|
|Power||Twin Inboard Diesel|