Previous 2 custom electric motors are being updated. The internal combustion 60 hp engine was sold (only used as testing backup). Three Torqeedo 2hp 24 volt motors are currently used and push the 40 foot, 12,000 pound boat quite well.
Nope, the Mathew Flinders is 24’6” cat ketch design that Graham Byrnes designed before the Princess series. It is quite robust design, and it a trailerable blue water design. He was going to build it for himself but the time is catching up to him. It has 1800 lbs of lead in the keel, which is quite a bit more than the Princess. 66 gallons of fresh water, and 6’4” headroom. The batteries will go under the cockpit sole, accessed through a hatch under the stairs. A Torqeedo pod will be installed…See More