on 31 Aug 2023
StellarPM has introduced the SF2603 26m sportsfishing model to its series of power catamarans.
Based on the StellarCAT AL2503, the new SF2603 offers the same high volume tri-deck styling but has an upgraded power option for greater speed, a tuna tower that the company claims to be a class-leader one in terms of height to boat length ratio, and near water-level extended cockpits on each hull with reinforced soles and aft-opening hydraulic transom doors.
The SF2603 is a long-range all-aluminium construction capable of reaching a top speed of 21kts and a high cruise speed of 19 kts with its twin Volvo D13-IPS 1200 IMO Tier III compliant power arrangement. The maximum range of 2400nm is achieved through her 19,680 lt / 5200 gallon fuel capacity and a 35% higher efficiency than inboard shafts when coupled with the model’s efficient hull design.
Boasting a beam of 11.61-metres and a huge 44 sqm aft cockpit, the SF2603 offers space aplenty, with room for refrigerated fishboxes/livewells, ice and ice slush machines, bait filet tables and freezers, rod reel and tackle storage, and much more.
The new 26.12-metre model’s hull is certified to Lloyd’s Register +100A1 SSC, Yacht, Mono, G6 and a choice of full class compliance is offered to the customer. The hull and superstructure construction, together with assembly and finishing, is at the StellarPM yard in Hai Phong, Vietnam, with modular interiors constructed at the StellarPM factory in Zhuhai, China. All naval architecture is from Ginton Naval Architects of the Netherlands.
The SF2603 can be configured with four to seven staterooms, with an additional 2-3 cabins for crew.
“The SF2603 has been developed together with an experienced game fisherman who wanted a more stable and comfortable base boat than a traditional monohull sportsfisher could offer,” says Chris Holmes, principal and founder of StellarPM. “Key requirements were safety, strength, superyacht luxury and the means to cruise between the great fishing grounds off Florida and the Caribbean, Belize and Nova Scotia and cruising areas much further afield when extended cruises with family and friends are in order.”
The company is now working on the development of a foiling solution that could well take the maximum speed up to 35kts.
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