Bras d’Or 19 (now available)
This 19 feet catboat has been designed by Keith Nelder of Big Pond Boat Shop Inc. It represents the synthesis of the various catboats built by the yard over the years, most designed by Charles Wittholz and Joel White. These two great naval architects were renowned to design traditional looking boats mixing modern material while preserving the classic lines. Mr Nelder being born in England, it is not surprising to find in this design some resemblance with the British Gaffers.
The hull and the interior have been optimised, from the beginning, to accommodate the battery banks (up to 8 batteries) required to implement electric propulsion, either inboard (a 3HP integrated package from ELCO Motor Yachts) or outboard (Torqeedo 2.0R).
A gasoline outboard or small 7HP Diesel can also be used as auxiliary propulsion mode. Then additional ballast has to be incorporated under the cabin floor: lead or water ballast.
The Bras d’Or 19 is the quintessence of the classic lines Catboat. The boat comes with or without a small cabin, is very robust and can be towed by a medium size vehicle.
The Gaff rig cabin version of the Bras d’Or 19 is now available at a launching price of 27,500$CA (sail included).
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