An established refit- and project-management team sees a good opportunity for all-aluminum catamarans to capture cruisers’ attention. It’s therefore created StellarCat as a boatbuilding brand, with two models available so far.
StellarCat comes from StellarPM, a 20-year-old company based in Fort Lauderdale and with offices overseas. The company has overseen several refits and new builds, plus coordinates the data and even designs and equipment needed for these projects.
The initial StellarCat models so far include a production boat around 60 feet and one megayacht, the StellarCat AL25-2, at 82’5” (25.12 meters). The sizes are deliberate, since the team believes a segment of buyers favors metal yachts to the fiberglass-only options currently available. Construction, which StellarPM prefers to undertake in an established shipyard in China, complies with ABS classification rules. Additionally, StellarPM will provide owners, project managers, and captains with its own construction-tracking reports and analyses. These permit you to follow time, cost, and progress details throughout the build.
The StellarCat AL25-2 offers semi-custom interior arrangements, with up to six staterooms. Two crew cabins are available, too. The beamy nature of a catamaran naturally affords ample leisure areas as well. In fact, the megayacht should have a 38-foot-wide (11.61-meter-wide) stance.
Regardless of how you want to live aboard, you have a proven propulsion system at your disposal. The StellarCat megayacht should see top speeds from 21 to 26 knots depending on which Volvo Penta IPS system you select. The standard package, a pair of IPS 1050s, should deliver the lower speed. Quadruple IPS800s, meanwhile, should deliver the higher speed. Similarly, range varies according to the package. With the IPS 1050s, you can expect 3,400 nautical miles. A still-respectable 2,700-nautical-mile range comes with the quadruple engines. Either way, fuel capacity is 8,100 gallons (30,660 liters). Finally, skinny waters should pose no issue, given a 4’10” (1.48-meter) draft.
Anticipate seeing additional StellarCat models join the fold in the coming months.