Motor Catamarans – Lightwave 47′ Motor Sailer Overview
The Power of Two: Lightwave 47 Motor Sailer Version.
Being hailed as the “absolute epitome of a genuine motor sailer” Lightwave Yachts have delivered an engineering masterpiece by combining a dedicated underwater hull design that boasts all the characteristics of a power catamaran – performance, efficiency through the water and impressive economy; whilst also maintaining the proven performance of the Lightwave hulls under sail. The long sleek hulls and generous rig and sails set up offers you the magic of sailing effortlessly to a favourite anchorage and delivers remarkable top cruising speeds of 12-14knots under sail. If the weather turns for the worse or you just want to get to your destination quicker, commanding power is delivered from the various engine choices (150hp – 260hp) where speeds of up to 23knots under power are achieved. Additionally the efficiency of the semi-displacement hull will give you a cruise range of over 1000nm without re-fuelling.
Lightwave Yachts also offers a Trim tab version. A type of motor sailer, but maintaining the Lightwave sailing hulls, with trim tabs fitted on hydraulic arms for operation when under power propulsion of the larger engines which deliver high speeds under power propulsion 14 – 17knots.
The Lightwave 47 Motor Sailer incorporates many unique design features to create a luxurious vessel that is genuinely user-friendly, safe and equipped for long term ocean cruising. Providing “big boat comforts” on sleek, ocean conquering hulls, layout options include 3 or 4 cabins, 2 to 4 bathrooms and a generously equipped and functional galley up or mid-galley.