Raku 48 gets a makeover to create two additional sleeping cabins on the wing deck forward of the mast bulkhead. 

The additional sleeping cabins were created by raising the mast deck to provide more headroom over the berths, and moving the leading edge of the wing deck forward 500mm. 

To distinguish the new design the original version of the Raku 48 will get the designation 48S (Sports Version) and the new model will be Raku 48C for cruiser.

The C can also stand in for Charter as the new version offers up to 4 double cabins (this particular boat has three double cabins plus a machinery room) as well as two stacked kids berths forward to port. Certification is available for this and other Raku designs if required.

In spite of the modifications the roomier Raku will still offer exceptional performance with the sleek hulls and generous overhangs forward and aft.

It is to be built in the USA using a Duflex kit. More details coming to the web site soon.

 

Contact us for more details graingerdeisgns@gmail.com


BOAT BUILDERS WORK REALLY FAST IN BRAZIL

Manufacturing of the PVC foam cored panels for Raku 44#1 is underway in Brazil. See a time lapse video of the setting up for the infusion process on this link: https://youtu.be/qxJOdBw30eQ

 

 


Thanks to Greg Binet from Chincogan 52 Nusa for sending through this shot of three Grainger Cats Running down the dream to Michaelmass Reef off Cairns in Northern Queensland. In fact Greg tells us there were four Grainger designs including Chincogan 52 Tess which departed shortly before this shot was taken.

The other two boats are Two Up and Fortuna. Greg and Lisa have been documenting their travels with some brilliant drone and underwater footage which you can see on their Sailing Nusa YouTube Channel. This one has some amazing footage of whales cavorting around the boat.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d_TM6zbu8c

 


RAKU 44 HULL NUMBER ONE TO BUILD IN BRAZIL

After a lengthy delay due to the disruptions in shipping services from Europe the composite materials for this Raku 44 have finally arrived in Brazil and are waiting customs clearance.

The shop floor will soon be graced with the presence of a CNC machine to manufacture the panels.

The project is under the command of Gabriel Penido. Gabriel reports there has been a lot of interest in the project and he is open to looking at the possibility of building more Rakus. 

Gabriel vdz Penido                                 

tel. +55 21 98056-3737 (whatsapp)

gabrielvdzpenido@gmail.com


TR36 IN THE PAINT SHOP

TR36 Getting the gloss at the Waarschip factory in the Netherlands.

 


FULL PANEL KITS FOR THE RAKU CATS

Full panel kits are now available for all of the Raku cats from Raku 36 up to Raku 52. 

When we say full panel that means all the joins are done for you in the factory. 

For the Raku 36 and 40 you can fit the panels directly to the boat in one piece.

For the larger boats the hull topside panels have a single join but all the other panels are delivered full size in a 40' container.

A comprehensive composites kit for Raku 36 from ATL is just AUD$114k. 

For European customers the kits will come from VDL in Germany and we'll be announcing pricing shortly.

Contact us for more details on the kits.

graingerdesigns@gmail.com


PLUG AND PLAY; With Rocket 480 we set out to keep things light and simple. The beams slide into sockets in the main hull for quick and easy transformation from the trailer to the water and back again.

Rocket 480 is available to be built from plans using strip plank and foam sheet construction methods. Contact us for plans pricing and availability.

graingerdesigns@gmail.com


CHINCOGAN 52 NUSA- SHARKS, WHALES, CRUISING THE QUEENSLAND COAST

Diving double Island Point, sharks and more whales. See the lates vid from Greg Binet and the team on Chincogan 52 Nusa on the Sailing Nusa YouTube Channel

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRHT54pro64

TR36 UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT WAARSCHIP

Three new photos added to the TR36 Build Gallery

 

 

NEW MODELS FOR THE SENSORI RANGE

Three brand new models have arrived to add spice and variety to our Sensori range of Power Cats. All three are built around the Sensori 54MS platform which for the first time in our Sensori Range offers a layout with the forward Master Suite on the wing deck.

 

The three variations on the theme are;

54MS-Charter. for commercial tours with three of four private cabins, all with ensuites. (image at right).

54MS Sport, with the option of Coupé (fixed flybridge roof) or Cabrio (folding roof),

54MS Exp explorer or expedition model with no flybridge roof.

 

More details on the new Senori MS cats on this link.


TR36 BUILD GALLERY

We've added a new photo gallery to document the construction of the TR36 Trimaran at the Waarschip yard in the Netherlands. You can see the gallery on this link.



ANOTHER COOL CRUISING ADVENTURE ON VIDEO

Thanks to Andy and Greta Baker- owners of Chincogan 52 Catchus for sharing their Queensland Coast sailing adventure on video. 

Catchus was a familiar sight in Western Pacific and Asian waters under her original owners Julian and Sandy Way and she's probably one of the most travelled of the Chincogan 52's. 

Click here Check it out here; www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9XKlyZcZ2k&feature=youtu.be to see the vid and check out more images on our Running Down the Dream Page.



SENSORI 78 INTERIOR RENDERS

Jade green furnishings and trim create a cool and welcoming tone in Sensori 78's living spaces. We've added 4 interior images to the Senori 78 page. You can see them here.