The 28′ C90 is special in so many ways; its pedigree starts with very high expectations in a trailable cruiser. Most power cruising catamarans have misnomers attached, such as “pocket” or “cuddy” and are descriptive of what you get; a lot squeezed into a small space. Our designers wanted the trailerability, but not the “pocket”. This led to many hours of design and full-scale model building, to get all the right elements at the right scale. It is also why the C90 has a 10′ beam. This extra width is amazing in its affect on the boats interior space and sense of size.
The design includes Standard a King master, a separate enclosed head with shower and marine head, dinette with sating for 4 converts to Berth, 8′ galley with propane stove/oven and refrigerator, 1/4 berth under galley, helm seat, 1st mate seat, bow and stern thruster/joystick control, 5′ x 9′ aft deck with partial sun shade, swim platform, high output stereo, and royal blue hull. Common options include: Garmin electronics package, custom upholstery colors, aluminum trailer, cruise ready pack.
|Length LOA||30’5″ – 9 m|
|Draft 1/2 Tanks||33″|
|Est. Weight Dry||7,900 lbs.|
|Standard HP, Volvo D3||150|
|Range at 18||290 miles|
|Bridge Clearance, Mast Down, in water||8’0″|
|Bridge Clearance, Mast Down, on trailer||12’6″|
Volvo D3 – 150hp | 8,650lbs. | March 2, 2013
|Engine Speed [RPM]||Boat Speed [MPH]||Fuel Burn [GPH]||Fuel Burn [MPG]||Range [80g Capacity]|
W/ 10% Reserves
“Welcome to the vessel Brizo with whom I am living with in the Sea of Cortez. I invite you into the cabin where we can take a brief walk through the last two weeks. Sit down, pull out a map and imagine you have journeyed with me.
First there was the fabulous harbor at San Carlos with the ramp launch and the 80 mile crossing to Isla Tortuga and on to Santa Rosalia to feed the thirsty fuel tanks and escape some strong “Norte” winds. Then on down to the palm filled oasis town of Mulege that Steinbeck referred to as a “malaria filled hole”; it was delightful. There was Loreto and the marina at Puerto Escondido and on through the island of San Franciso and finally La Paz.
But none of this really mattered: there was really only the winds, currents, pure blue sky, setting the anchor, predicting what the night winds would do, breathtaking turquoise blue water, and the wake-up feel of the warm water as we jumped in to clear out the sleepy-stuff from our brains. But mainly there was the sense of connection with nature and the awe of the expansive sky and stars at night. All the stuff of the “real” world of bills, emails, taxes, duties became the dream and the reality became us and the Sea of Cortez.”
I just finished a nice weeks cruise to Princess Louisa Inlet on the Aspen III, chartered from San Juan Yachting. My sons, 45, 53, 50 and myself all pretty good size guys Never had a room problem. The master suite allowed 2 of us to enjoy great sleeping conditions. My tallest son enjoyed the table/bed conversion as my youngest did the 1/4 berth. No issues. The most enjoyable part of the trip was the economy of cruising. We left Bellingham at first light and averaged 15 mph with a great fuel efficiency. The new Volvo is very quiet and efficient power unit. The seas were perfect for the entire trip until we returned, where Bellingham Bay was a mess. However, with proper use of the tabs and speed; the Aspen worked its way back to the dock. The beam rolling waves wanted to take it, but one just has to work the wheel and adjust the speed; but no issues. I have now spent 17 days aboard this vessel and will again plan a trip next year. It is very efficienty and a pleasure to be aboard.
Best to you,