Predacious was built of high tech composites by New England Boatworks and launched in 2006. Her owner was moving up out of a large production Down East style boat and wanted enough space for his family in a similar package, and speed to commute out to his Long Island home.
The boat is powered by twin Caterpillar 12-cylinder c30 diesel engines generating 1,550 hp each for a top speed of 35 knots and a cruise speed of 27 knots. The engines are coupled to ZF "Supershift" V-drives via jack shafts and turn ZF custom 38" diameter, 5-bladed propellers in deep tunnels for draft reduction.
Extensive sound proofing and vibration dampening allows normal conversation inside while rocketing along at 35 knots.
Click here to access an article about the boat from Yachting magazine. Click here for an article from Boat International magazine.
All images by Billy Black.
Here are the plans.
Displacement 86,000 lbs (lightship) 106,000 lbs (full load)
Top Speed 35 knots
Cruise Speed 27 knots
Propulsion: Twin CAT C30, 1,550 hp each @ 2,300 rpm