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0.90m

The highest bridgedeck clearance on a catamaran its size and class

7000kg

One of the lightest production catamarans on the market

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Performance

The Lightwave 45 is a proven blue water performance catamaran. Easily handled by a cruising couple, it manoeuvres responsively and makes good passage distance to get you to your destination quicker.

Lighter & Stronger

Weight affects the sailing performance of catamarans. At 7000kgs lightship, the Lightwave 45 is the lightest production catamaran in its class.

Due to the unique monocoque construction method used for building Lightwave catamarans, a lightweight strong structure is achieved. This method is not typically used for mass production boats owing to cost saving measures, but the result is a stronger and lighter catamaran, and far superior in quality.

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Sleek &
Fast

Lightwave Catamarans have an excellent length to beam ratio for good sailing performance. Long overhangs forward and aft ensure the hulls are easily driven and provide optimum comfort at sea. The long sterns contribute to the payload design capabilities and stops hobby horsing action. The long sleek hulls provide the ability to carry a generous pay load, with extensive storage and tankage areas, and accommodates the power of a big rig and commanding engines.

Mini Keel With Daggerboard option

Lightwave Catamarans feature mini-keels as standard that protect the sail drive legs and rudders, and allows the catamaran to be beached. The mini-keels are built at the same time as the hulls, but are separated from the accommodation of the boat by capping the top of them. There are several bulkheads within the mini-keels, producing a strong structure which can easily take the weight of the boat. If you desire additional performance, one of the daggerboard options may appeal to you. Either by replacing the mini-keels with twin daggerboards to get the ultimate performance, or adding an additional single daggerboard whist also utilising the standard mini-keels, may suit your requirements.

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High Bridgedeck Clearance

It features a generous bridgedeck clearance, an essential performance catamaran design feature. The aerodynamic sleep profile contributed by the unique stepped deck design, adds to its headturning appeal but its also critical to enhancing sailing performance, reducing wind exposure.
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Sails & Rig

At 7000kgs lightship, the Lightwave 45 is the lightest production catamaran in its class. Due to the construction method that is not used on other production boats, this lightweight strong structure is created.
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Safety

The design considerations and build quality of Lightwave Catamarans aim to meet the highest possible safety standards, and incorporate key design features for safe bluewater cruising.

Distinct in its practicalities and ergonomic styling, Lightwave’s signature Raised Helm Station offers full protection from the elements and excellent vision over the cabin roof to each corner of the boat to allow for safe control at all times. The fully protected steering waves, but you also have the ability to remove covers and open the area up to quickly improve air flow. Providing 360° raised vision, all controls are at the skippers fingertips.

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The single helm station allows for an excellent navigation and instrument package, which is all located in the one position. The height of the helm station allows vision of both bows and both sterns, along with the main headsails.

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Vision and communication is maintained in the gallery, saloon, cockpit deck areas. Featuring a comfortable helm chair, which adjusts to two positions, easy access for berthing is provided with minimal effort and there is even space for two.

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Deck Layout

The deck layout and sail systems are configured for ease of handling while shorthanded. Lightwave Yachts have the most refined on-board systems and take pride in being one of the best in the industry for reliable innovations and simplicity in design.

Safety Rails

At 7000kgs lightship, the Lightwave 45 is the lightest production catamaran in its class. Due to the construction method that is not used on other production boats, this lightweight strong structure is created.

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Excellent Engine Room Access

The external engine rooms provide better and safer access to the engines, more than any other catamaran in this size range. The engine rooms are separated from the accommodation area by a sealed bulkhead to provide ease of servicing and minimise heat, noise and engine odour in the cabins. This is an essential safety and servicing feature. There are no fumes in the accommodation area and the large entry provides easy access for servicing.

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Lightwabe Catamarans are fitted with generously powered twin in-board engines, allowing for excellent cruising speeds, commanding power if required and makes berthing a breeze. The long sleek semi-displacement hulls of the Lightwave deliver staggering efficiency in fuel consumption/performance. Depending on engine brand choice, fixed or 3-blade folding propellers are offered.

Comfort

The interior design of all Lightwave Catamarans promotes luxurious, classic design with durable, long lasting, superior quality finishes.

Double Deck Design

A unique feature of Lightwave Catamarans is the double deck design. Sleek head-turning appeal is attributed to the two rows of windows that run along the length of the hulls. The toughened safety glass windows add to sleek profile but also provide key structural element, dispersing water with no pressure on the structure of the cabin. The windows on the Lightwave are light body tint safety glass. They allow 26% transfer of UV light and 46% of light transfer. Creating more vision and light inside, this is the ideal design for sea travelling comfort. This design also creates more head height inside (up to 6’6” in saloon and 6’9” in hulls), particularly when stepping down into the hull areas.
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Culinary Perfection

The only design that offers you a choice between an open, functional galley up or mid galley in the hull.

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Galley Down

More specifically, the mid galley allows you to stand in the galley, and still socialise with guests in the saloon and the skipper at the helm. The double deck design allows for mid galley layout where you get fantastic vision from the large windows, plenty of ventilation, and only three small steps from the bridge deck where a full size saloon is best utilised. With 3.6 metres of bench space you are not cramped for preparation or storage space, the fridge and freezer are close at hand, and the area is complimented with European appliances.

Galley Up

Creating a social arena, the galley up options flow into the saloon and cockpit areas. Importantly, the safe design ensures the body is braced in rough seas. Access is close and not vast. There is plenty of space for storage, so you are not relying on storage in other areas.

The Lightwave is easily converted from an entertaining masterpiece to a place of tranquility with intoxicating comfort. The expansive cockpit/aft deck area provides sheltered outdoor dining and lounging areas, protected from sun, rain and wind. Under seat is stowage and refrigeration under the helm seat is available.

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The hardtop allows critical access to boom and sails for the sailing models, and gives an area to mount solar panels. This is an essential safety feature for a catamaran. A water catchment system can be installed, and an upper mainsheet bridle system or traveller on top of the hardtop is available.

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Semi Custom

The prestige continues and with a cat of this pedigree, semi-custom requests are expected and met with ingenuity.

Quality

Featuring a luxurious ‘Super Yacht’ finish, two pack paint is applied to all vertical surfaces throughout the interior. This is complimented with hand-finished, solid timber features.

Construction

Lightwave catamarans are extremely stiff and resist torsional loads. Full foam core construction is used for the majority of all surfaces throughout the vessel. Despite the higher cost, it is the most suitable product for the vessels core.

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The curvaceous moulded furniture throughout, whilst adding to its head turning appeal, promotes safety on passages. There is no sharp edges to harm you in a big sea. 

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Featuring a luxurious ‘Super Yacht’ finish, two-pack paint is applied to all vertical surfaces throughout the interior.

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Hand-finished, solid timber features feature throughout.

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Survey Built

If the vessel is to be used for Australian or International chartering pruposes, or if International class measures are required, Lightwave specialises in building the vessel to Survey standards

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PLUMBING SYSTEM

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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ENGINE ROOM

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Rope Systems

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