14m - Sportfishing Catamaran
Defender is a catamaran intended to be a versatile fishing platform, to cater for the many varied styles of sport fishing.
The open cockpit allows flowing access across the breadth of the vessel and also forward to the wide side decks, allowing for 360° fishing. Stair wells from the cockpit allow access to a full headroom lazarette and tackle room, and the master cabin en suite that also acts as the day head. The cockpit also includes a barbeque station and refrigeration.
The cockpit and saloon are of an open plan style, with great effort taken during structural design to allow the saloon to be free from an enclosing cockpit bulkhead. The saloon contains dinette and seating area, with a raised helm position forward opposite an interior bar.
Forward of the saloon located on the wing deck level is a large lounge area, with entertainment system, and access into each of the demihulls. The starboard demihull holds the master cabin and en suite. The cockpit can also be accessed from this cabin through the en suite. The port demihull contains the galley, with a full array of domestic appliances.
The flying bridge includes another helm station and wrap around seating, with access to the final control station on the stainless steel tuna tower. With other fishing equipment that includes hydraulic out riggers, game chair and mountings for fighting stations on the foredeck.
The interior is fully air conditioned, and other onboard systems include a water maker, generator, captive anchor windlass and both grey and black water holding tanks. The vessel is powered by twin Volvo IPS 400 to achieve a sprint speed of 20 knots.