fast cruising speed
A Custom Built High-Performance Catamaran
- State of the art outboard diesel engines
- Carbon Fiber construction
- Fuel-efficient lightweight Design
- High-end finishes throughout focusing on customer comfort
- Built on high-performance Gunboat 55’ hull
- State-of-the-art Sharrow Marine propellers
- Two large bathrooms with seating area
- Open lounge feel with custom wood bar tops
- Large trampolines and bean bags for lounging
- Bow stairs for easy snorkeling and beach access
- Large upper deck with sunbed
- Ballast tanks in the forward hull sections to control trim
- Designed to pull up on the beach for easy loading and unloading
- M/V Voodoo
- Hailing Port — St John, USVI
- Length — 57’
- Beam — 25’
- Max Draft — 24”
- Power — OXE 300 BMW Twin Turbo Diesel Engines
- Max Passengers — 49
- Cruising Speed — 20 – 30 knots
- Estimated Weight — 18,000 lbs
- Water Capacity — 170 gal
- Fuel Capacity — 138 gal
The Voodoo hull design is a wave-piercing, partially planing displacement hull, with a very low draft and drag coefficient. At 57 feet she is one of the largest catamarans in the world with outboard engines. Generally vessels this size have large inboard engines which require a lot of space, fire safety equipment, rudders and steering mechanics increasing draft and drag. Voodoo has no rudders and no machinery space at all as our power plants are outside the vessel making her very safe.
This vessel is very fuel efficient for her size. Voodoo is mostly carbon fiber making her very light. The outboard diesel engines are state of the art and provide immense fuel savings over conventional gas engines.
The design includes using 17″ custom Sharrow Marine propellers. These props generate another 17-20% fuel savings over conventional models and give us more low end, mid-range and top end speeds, as well as less cavitation and vibration.
Accessibility and Adaptability
Voodoo will be equipped with ballast tanks in the forward bow compartments. From the helm, the Captain can fill the tanks with sea water rapidly to adjust the trim of the boat.
Another unique feature is that she is designed to be driven onto the beach for easy unloading of passengers with her 34” wide bow stairs. These stairs will allow guests with mobility issues to easily board the vessel from the beach or from the water after snorkeling.
The ballast tanks assist with beaching by allowing the Captain to make the bow lighter for beach entry and then filling the tanks once she is set. The extra weight keeps her from shifting in the surf making it much safer for guests. Once passengers are on board the Captain can empty the tanks to easily back off the beach.
The bottom of the hulls are reinforced with 16 layers of carbon fiber and then covered in sacrificial fiberglass.
The interior of Voodoo is very unconventional. Our goal is for our guests to feel like they are in a lounge not a passenger ferry. Every seat is covered in 3” foam custom cushions with large sunbrella pillows allowing guests maximum comfort. The layout allows for plentiful seating in all areas of the vessel.
On the port side, the seating is arranged surrounding an island so guests can face each other and enjoy a beverage or cocktail and conversation with friends. There is ample seating inside the salon with space for 23 guests to sit comfortably. The starboard portion of the salon features an open feel with a large custom bar, more seating and plenty of stainless steel hand holds so guests can stand underway in comfort even in rough sea conditions.
Voodoo is equipped with two large comfortable bathrooms with a seating area outside each. The stern of the vessel has an outdoor seating area which accommodates up to 6 guests, a wide ladder for ascending to the flybridge and water access on each sugar scoop. The upper deck has seating for 14 guests and a large sunbed. The helm is designed so that guests can sit next to the Captain and be a part of the action. In total, Voodoo has seating for 43 guests and enough interior space for all 49 passengers, ensuring comfort no matter the weather.
The foredeck of Voodoo can be accessed from the sides of the vessel, directly from the salon or from the flybridge. This allows for a smooth functional flow even with larger parties. The foredeck features two large trampolines and bean bags for lounging, as well as retractable stairs to easily access the beach and water. The boat will also feature carbon fiber underwater swings. These swings will hang from the forward crossbeam between the hulls and allow guests to sit just one foot in the water in the shade of the trampolines.