Two new light weight high performance cats are currently in the concept stage and close to being ready for the preparation of plans and cutting files. Both boats are being designed to be built from Duflex kits and they feature the rig aft at the 50% position. The smaller of the two is 16m, (52'6") LOA and the larger is 18.3m (60'). Boats will be available built to order or they can be built by yourself or your preferred builder from a comprehensive set of plans and kit panels.
Raku 60 and Raku 54 get board storage compartments in the transoms.
The inboard hull side on the Raku cats is flared from above the waterline up to the wingdeck to provide easy access from the saloon down into the hulls in a similar fashion to our Barefoot cats.
The flare continues right aft to the aft beam and this creates a great opportunity for storing surfboards, SUP's, kite boards and even windsurfing gear which is otherwise difficult to store even on boats in this size range.
The storage compartment is 1500mm long in the 54 and 1900mm long from the base of the opening in the 60, but you can add another 2m. to those dimensions by continuing the storage compartment forward under the aft berth.
The storage compartments are self draining and can be accessed from above in the cockpit if you prefer to use them for sails, deck chairs and other bulky items.