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The R6 powercats are the newest entry into our design lineup. There are many people who prefer a powerboat to a sailing yacht and there are many places where a powercat is a better option than a sailing cat in terms of weather conditions, geography and cruising itinerary. Therefore, the design brief here was simple: How can we translate the efficiency of the sailing cats into a powercat that can cover vast distances as economically as possible? The answer was to use a modified version of the super-efficient hulls we already have from the R6. KND Design then worked on the concept and with their vast experience in the commercial and military design space, the R6P was born. There are currently 2 initial versions of the R6P, an express style cruisier and flybridge. We anticipate the express will be powered with larger engines for shorter range higher speed operations and the flybridge will be aimed at longer distance cruising. 


Both variants have flexible layout options with 3 and 4 cabin layouts as well as a twin stateroom option for the pinnacle of luxury. As on the sailing cats these yachts will feature our new interior finish system and can be fully optioned with equipment and conveniences. These yachts are ideal for forays into the remote Kimberly’s of North Western Australia and further afield into South East Asia, or any other area you need long range, efficiency and reliability to access.

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Construction will generally feature the same style of engineering and materials as used on our sailing cats in order to optimise weight and strength of structure to create true long distance passage makers. Twin modern engines, multiple fuel tanks and fuel polishing equipment as standard ensure relaxed peace pf mind cruising. The R6P features a modern lithium house system which allows for all of the creature comforts from home to be taken along for the ride. There is also a parallel hybrid power option available, contact us for more details.


Initial analysis indicates the flybridge version with twin 300hp diesels on shafts should perform as follows (basis 5000 litres of fuel capacity, calm seas, medium load, all figures approx):

Speed                   Range

20 knots               960 NM

15 knots               1310 NM

10 knots               1980 NM


As you can see, at 10 knots her consumption per nautical mile in clam conditions is expected to be around 2.5 litres, which is extremely efficient and is a direct result of the sailing pedigree baked into her hulls.       

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  • Dimensions:
    Length overall – 16.6m (54.5 ft) Beam overall – 8.2m (26.9 ft) LWL waterline 16.2m (53.1 ft) Draft - 1.5m (4.9 ft) Draft daggerboards down – 3m (9.8 ft) Bridge-deck clearance – 1m (3.2 ft) Light displacement – Approx. 11.5mt
  • Construction:
    Vacuum infused epoxy e-glass shell construction with carbon reinforcing, sandwiched between high-density core Full carbon – main bulkheads Gurit structural PVC/corecell core throughout Gurit epoxy resin systems Full post-cure on completed shell Alexseal primers and topcoats Foil Construction – Carbon Daggerboards
  • General Configurations:
    2 x 1.9m x 1.85m fwd bunks 2 x 1.95m x 1.8m aft bunks 4 x shower 4 x Techma Silence plus freshwater toilet 1 x Sail locker 1 x large multipurpose locker 4 x fordeck lockers Custom light-weight high density foam core cabinetry, sandwiched in between bamboo paneling. *Optional office – requires one of the aft bunks to be converted.
  • Additional Specifications:
    Airconditioning – Climma chiller unit with 4 x fancoil for bunks Fresh Water Capacity - 415L Schenker Zen 100 watermaker 2 x 100L black tank capacity Acrylic Hull windows with 4 x lewmar flush size 0 portlight Toughened glass saloon windows 2 x Webasto 20 series sunroof
  • Sailing Configuration:
    Sparcraft aluminium spar package Mast 19.4m (63.6ft) Longeron Cross Beams Anchor box Dyform seagull striker Dyform standing rigging Mainsail - Ullman FiberPath (50% carbon / 50% twaron) – 91 sqm (979 sqft) Self-tacking Jib - Ullman FibrePath (50% Carbon / 50% twaron) - 42m2 (452 sqft) Storm Jib – Ullman Crosscut Dacron – 13 sqm ( 139.9sqft) Code 0 – Ullman Red line Racing (Radial laminate) - 100sqm (1076 sqft) Asymmetrical spinnaker - Blue line Cruising (Radial nylon) – 179 sqm (1926 sqft) Antal deck gear 2 x Harken 50 self-tailing winches Antal Line driver for main sheet traveler with switches in both cockpits Large Forward cockpit with ease of access to all controls Forward interior helm position Jefa Steering and rudder system Dyneema running rigging Karva Headboard hook Spinlock clutches
  • Instrumentation:
    B&G Triton 12-inch Multifunction interior saloon 4.1-inch multifunction interior Saloon 1 x 4.1-inch Multifunction, Mast mounted, FWD cockpit 1 x 4.1-inch pilot control mast, Mast mounted, FWD cockpit Radar AIS VHF
  • Aft Cockpit:
    Flexiteek Flooring in FWD and AFT cockpit Carbon Composite Davit tender lifting system Large sugar scoops with swim ladder Adjustable seating arrangement for up to 10 guests
  • Saloon Interior:
    Semi customizable interior layout options available Customizable finishes and products available Large open plan kitchen with corian tops Induction Cooktop Electric Oven Fridge/Freezer Dual-purpose seating arrangements Coffee Table LED Lighting throughout Dimmable and custom lighting options Vinyl flooring throughout *Optional - dishwasher *Optional - table convertible to bunk
  • Engine/Electrical Specification:
    Torqeedo Deep Blue electric propulsion system 2 x 25KW electric engines 1 x 40KWh 360v BMW I3 lithium water cooled battery (Engine and charging) 2 x 3500 Wh 24v lithium batteries (Hotel Loads) 2 x 3.3Kw Chargers 1 x Water-cooled 6KVA inverter 1 x range extender DC generator 8 x 400W solar panels 2 x 17 inch flexofold folding propellers Hydro regeneration Dedicated 9-inch customizable Torqeedo control panel
  • Cabin:
    Custom comfort mattress thought 220v and 12v electrical outlets 24v variable speed fans 2 x reading lights in all cabins AC panel and remote Ample drawer and hanging space Vinyl interior flooring throughout
  • Design:
    Concept & equipment: Ocean Renegade Design Office​ General Arrangement & Styling:​ Ocean Renegade Design Office KND Design​ Naval Architecture & Engineering:​ KND Design​ Spars & rigging: ​ Marstrom Sparcraft​ Classification: CE Category A ​
  • Optional
    Sail by wire system 2 x composite seats Carbon tillers Steering upgrades Remote controls for winches and traveler 2x Harken 60 self-tailing rewind winches​ Tender Marstrom carbon spars package Yanmar 4JH57 diesel engine Full carbon laminate North 3Di sail package Sunroof Additional fridge
  • Construction:
    Vacuum infused epoxy e-glass shell construction sandwiched between high density core Gurit structural PVC/corecell core throughout Sicomin epoxy resin systems Full post cure on completed shell Alexseal primers and topcoats
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