Wednesday, August 4

Two Oceans Launches Luxurious 850 Power Cat

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Two Oceans Marine, the large catamaran builder in Cape Town, South Africa, recently launched a new 850 E Power Catamaran, an ocean-crossing vessel with all the comforts of home, down to its Ralph Lauren fabrics on the sun beds and cushions.

Founded in 1989, Two Oceans specializes in building power and sail catamarans from 23 to 110 feet, for blue-water cruising, fishing and commercial use. The new 82-foot 850E is a custom build, with lines from Du Toit Yacht Design.

The Two Oceans 850 E is powered by twin 305-hp Cummins diesels, giving it a top speed of 22 knots. It carries almost 2,000 gallons of fuel, and has a range of 3,500 nm at 10 knots.

The big cat has four staterooms for guests, plus two crew cabins in the bows that can sleep two each. The yacht’s teak decks are complemented by a two-tone interior design, with white panels and solid walnut inserts.

The main deck has a large galley, with enough storage and freezer space to last for months at sea. Forward of the galley is a lounge with an entertainment center. The helm and nav station are forward to port; a work space is to starboard.

The massive aft cockpit is the main dining area on board, with a walnut table seating ten guests. On davits, the cat can hold a small RIB with a 70-hp engine, a larger RIB with twin 270-hp outboards, and two Yamaha Wave Runners.

The enclosed, all-weather flybridge serves as a luxurious upper lounge with another large dining table, wet bar, ice machine, fridge, day head and full-size Jacuzzi.

Below, two double cabins in both the  port and starboard hulls sleep eight guests. The owner wanted the hulls to be wide enough to hold transverse berths in the two forward cabins on both sides.

Specs.: LOA: 82’3”; Beam: 36’9”; Draft: 20’10”; Disp.: Full load, 149,946 lbs.; Fuel: 1,980 gals.; Water: 385 gals.; Power: 2×305-hp Cummins diesels. Read more:




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