This boat, was developed from the highly successful Magnum 32, and has been re-engineered to allow for a greater water plane area. This is to primarily allow for an increased load carrying capability. Essentially the waterline length and the beam have both been increased, and the tunnel entry and exit zones have been modified.
In order to reduce overall weight, the method of construction has been altered to incorporate the use of foam sandwich construction for all items above the waterline.
The in house design brief was to improve on the performance and load carrying capabilities of the 32 ft hull. This has been accomplished and initial trials have returned performance figures that are an improvement on those anticipated. This hull is well suited to inboard power should customers favour this option. However it should be noted that the new generation, high capacity, high output, outboard engines provide favourable comparable fuel consumption figures when compared with inboard options.
The new Magnum 36, like its predecessors is built to endure the Cape of Storms. The hull has certain areas filled with high density foam, and the deck layout has been designed specifically to satisfy the needs of the serious fishermen. The walkaround cabin makes it possible to operate safely in a 360 degrees arc even in challenging sea conditions.
The catamaran hull provides excellent stability with a dry and soft ride. Particular emphasis has been placed on following sea performance as it is expected that these vessels will travel extended distances in open waters.
The cabin, which houses the main control station, offers comfortable seating with excellent vision to the aft deck and a clear 360 degree view of the surroundings through toughened tinted glass. A fully enclosed head is built into the port sponson, and the cabin is fitted with sliding doors. This offers improved security and added shelter from inclement weather.
The flybridge, which houses the dual controls, is accessed from the aft deck, and provides wrap around seating for up to five persons. A fixed bimini top provides protection from direct sunlight.