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The Magnum 46 Power Catamaran Walkaround Model is the newest edition to the Magnum Power Catamaran range from Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing.
Two Oceans Marine started building the Magnum Power Catamaran range in 1996 with the Magnum 780 and to date the Cape Town-based manufacturer of custom sail and power catamarans has launched an impressive number of these vessels. The current range includes The Magnum 23 Centre Console, the Magnum 2750 Walkaround and Centre Console, the Magnum 32 Walkaround and Full Cabin Sportfisher, and the Magnum 36 Walkaround – and now the Magnum 46 Walkaround.
The Magnum Power Catamaran range is highly customisable for a wide range of commercial and leisure applications and these vessels are very popular for sportfishing and leisure boating.
The Magnum 46 Power Catamaran was developed from the highly successful Magnum 36 Power Catamaran and has been re-engineered to allow for a greater waterplane area. This is to primarily allow for an increased load-carrying capability and superior comfort and increased running speeds. 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 parts of the vessel above the waterline.
The in-house design brief was to improve on the performance and load carrying capabilities of the 36 foot hull. This has been accomplished and initial calculations and sea trials returned performance figures that are an improvement on those anticipated. The hull is well suited to inboard power and has proven to be fuel efficient, comfortable, and fast for its size.
The new Magnum 46 Power Catamaran, like its predecessors, is built to endure the Cape of Storms. The deck layout has been designed specifically to satisfy the needs of the serious fisherman. The walkaround cabin makes it possible to operate safely in a 360 degrees arc, even in challenging sea conditions.
She can accommodate six sport fishermen very comfortably for an overnight at sea. The Magnum 46 has a very comfortable saloon area, complete with a galley, and two cabins. She has both a large heads and a comfortable separate shower.
The catamaran hull provides excellent stability with a dry and soft ride. Particular emphasis has been placed on following sea performance as the vessels in the Magnum Power Catamaran range vessels typically travel extended distances in open waters.
Boat weight – operational, Incl power/fuel: ± 11000 kg
Fuel – Standard capacity: Enough for approximately 250 nautical miles