JUN 27 2023

B71: Catalyst AC 50… Not Far Behind

27 JUNE 2023

Ben and the team have been pushing along with the 50 as well. In the Christmas newsletter, we left her with hull fairing getting underway. So a lot of work has been completed since then; in fact, the team have been so productive that B71 was launched about a week after B69. She is a stunning looking boat and is a real credit to the team.

The Catalyst design is an exceptionally capable high-performance sea boat. Incredibly smooth and stable, this is particularly advantageous when you have half a dozen analysts on board using their laptops. They are able to maintain relatively high speeds in a range of sea states with 60 knots plus (in the right configuration) regularly achieved. Another reason why many of the elite yacht racing teams of the world choose Catalyst.

Early in 2023, we flipped the hull and got stuck into the deck and cabin

Cabin superstructure installed and cabin top test fitted

Cabin interior fit-out underway and Bobo setting up the tow post foundations

Seats being test fitted and is that Jayden catching up on some apprenticeship paperwork

Paint prepping

Undercoated and getting ready for top coat


And so is the cabin top

How fair is that hull Isaac?

Inflatable fenders on

At the marina, ready for the travel-lift

Off the trailer

As with every boat launch, the excitement builds once the boat is on the travel lift and being lowered into the water

Prepping for sea trial number 1

Doing what she does best

And here is a video of her. Thank you Serim for the great work on this video.