Aspen Power Catamarans just launched its all-new 35-foot C108 cruiser, powered by asymmetrical Yamaha outboards, and it hit a top speed of 25 knots and a fuel-efficient cruising speed of 19 knots, producing 2 nmpg.
Larry Graf, Aspen’s founder and “chief adventurer,” designed the new proa-type cat so it could be trailered to new cruising grounds It has a beam of 10’ 8” and a combined boat and trailer weight of 12,500 pounds, so it could be towed by a ¾ ton pickup. Aspen owners are an adventuresome type, and some wanted a three-cabin boat that they could trailer easily to different locations or to warmer waters for the winter.
Like all Aspens, the new C108 has the company’s patented non-symmetrical hulls and power to provide exceptional tracking, fuel efficiency and performance in a seaway. The boat has a 200-hp Yamaha in the larger starboard hull, and a 115-hp Yamaha in the smaller port hull.
The new salon is larger than in previous Aspens, and has a five-person dinette with a U-shaped settee on the starboard side, a 12-foot long galley to port, and wrap-around windows. Below, the cat has a master cabin forward with a king-sized bed, a quarter-berth under the galley, and another quarter berth under the dinette; there’s one large head with a shower.
The standard boat comes with a 130-gallon fuel tank, but Aspen can provide a 180-gallon capacity on its Expedition model of the C108.
Specs.: LOA: 37’6”; Beam: 10’8”; Draft: 1’10” (engines half tilt); Disp.: 9,800 lbs.; Fuel: 130 gals.: Water: 50 gals; Power: 1×200-hp Yamaha outboard and 1×115-hp Yamaha outboard. Read more: