Meet the Zurn 60 Powercat

The concept comes from Zurn Yacht Design and New England Boatworks.

April 1, 2019
Zurn 60 Powercat
Zurn Yacht Design, known for penning yachts for brands such as MJM, Duffy Yachts and more, has designed an IPS-powered 60-foot powercat. Courtesy Zurn Yacht Design

Zurn Yacht Design in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, have teamed up to produce drawings for the Zurn 60 Powercat — a three-stateroom, five-head design.

“The 60 Powercat is designed to focus on providing nice accommodations for the owner and a couple of guests,” Doug Zurn stated in a press release. “It’s an efficient cruising yacht with a design that’s an empty canvas in some regards.”

The master stateroom is forward on the main deck with a king-size berth, his-and-her heads, and 270-degree views through picture windows. The two ensuite guest staterooms (with twin or double berths) are abaft the master on the main deck, also with wide views.

Zurn 60 Powercat
The Zurn 60 Powercat’s salon will take full advantage of the yacht’s 25-foot-1-inch beam. Courtesy Zurn Yacht Design

Placing all the staterooms on the main deck allowed Zurn to draw the powercat’s hulls more narrowly than those on similar-length catamarans, keeping draft to less than 4 feet.

With a pair of 435-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS600s, the Zurn 60 Powercat is expected to cruise at 18 knots and top out at 23 knots, with a range of 500 nautical miles at 18 knots. A solar-panel array is optional to reduce generator use.

“This engine configuration is very efficient for a yacht with these dimensions,” Zurn stated in the press release. “And the wide placement of the pods in a catamaran really capitalizes on the maneuverability.”

Zurn 60 Powercat
The Zurn 60 Powercat will have an 18-knot cruise speed and a 25-knot top-end speed. Courtesy Zurn Yacht Design

Where’s the helm station? It’s forward and to starboard, with a pair of helm chairs and a chart table. The reverse pilothouse windshield should help to reduce glare.

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Quick Specs:

Length Overall: 66’10”
Beam: 25’1″
Displ.: 66.096 lb. (half load)
Power: 2/435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels
Fuel Cap.: 800 gal.
Freshwater Cap.: 200 gal.
Cruise Speed: 18 knots
Top Speed: 25 knots


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