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New F-45 Now Available

Updated July 11, 2017

A new F-45 cruising catamaran design is now available, being a further development of the F-44, but it became a brand new design, with
completely revised lines and many other improvements. The F-44 was in turn based on the F-41 which is now a well proven ocean going
design, with many ocean crossings.

The owner of Multihulls Direct, had already built his own F-44SC, and while now sold, another order
had come in from Cooper Boating in Canada for their fleet, and it was a good time to go one better.

The F-44SC is one of the fastest boats in Subic bay with a top speed so far of 23 knots. This boat is however used
primarily for cruising, and it is light (note how high the transoms clear the water) which makes it a great and fast
cruiser.

The new 2015 F-45 will also have a curved foil option, plus an all carbon F-45RC with a taller 69' mast is
another available option.

The initial boats are now well underway at Multihull Direct's factory at Clark Free Port Zone in the Philippines.
Construction will be all hand vacuum bagged epoxy foam core, with a very high standard of finish inside and out.

Full production molds may be looked at in the future, but the F-45 can be built much lighter for now, by avoiding
the need for gelcoat. Fortunately the Philippine workers are very efficient, and can achieve an outstanding and
more durable seamless finish by hand as shown below:

F-44SC shown in Subic Bay

The standard F-45 is shown

Body view showing the curved foils, which give vertical lift as well as lateral resistance. Better again,
they take up less interior room than a vertical daggerboard

Provisional Specifications


L.O.A...................................... 45' 6"(13.87m)
B.O.A...................................... 24' (7.32m)
L.W.L...................................... 44' 3" (13.5m)
Full Load. Displ (DWL)......... 19,700lbs (8950kg)
Sail Area (Main and jib).......... 980sq.ft (91sq.m.)
F-45 Mast Height..................... 58' (17.7m)
F-45R Mast Height.................. 69' (21m)
Draft (board up)...................... 1' 11" (0.58m)
Draft (Board down)................. 7' 8" (2.33m)
Draft with Curved foil down... 8' 9" (2.65m)
Bridgedeck Clearance............. 3' 1" (0.94m) at full load

Multihulls Direct

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