The Magnum 44 Power Catamaran – robust performance and comfort for sportfishing or a range of leisure or commercial applications
The Magnum 44 Power Catamaran was developed from the highly successful Magnum 36 and has been reengineered to allow for a greater waterplane 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 36 ft hull. This has been accomplished and initial calculations have returned performance figures that are an improvement on those anticipated. This hull is well suited to inboard power.
The new Magnum 44, 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.