Lagavulin based boat builders StormCats have launched a new website and an eye catching new boat - the StormBreaker Island Cruiser. She shares the same hull as the popular StormBreaker, whose hydrodynamic, cathedral design was originally used by American Special forces. StormCats modified the basic design to create a fast, spacious leisure boat, while the StormBreaker Island Cruiser develops the package by including overnight facilities within a wheelhouse. She shares the same reinforced structure as all StormCats boats, making her ideally suited to Islayâ€™s unpredictable and often tough weather conditions.
She has a length of 23 feet, a beam of 8.7 feet, and a shallow draft of only 1.2 feet. The wheelhouse has full standing head height with two berths, a fold down teak table, fridge, cooker, microwave, toilet, and ample storage space. The carpet lined interior, with teak effect decking, has seating for four. The boat cruises at 22 knots, has a top speed of 30 knots, and is powered by a self contained 200hp turbo diesel jet drive, which draws only 8 inches of water. The first boat is to be delivered to her new owners in Nairn on the East Coast. In the meantime, anyone interested in viewing this unique new design can see her at the yard in Lagavulin.
More information on StormCats and their impressive portfolio can be found at www.stormcats-islay.com.