Layout & Accommodations
Entrance to the main salon is aft through the cockpit. The modern layout features a roomy galley to port and a lounging area to starboard. Expansive windows all around offer panoramic views while underway or at anchor. The gray leather wrap-around couch seats five adults comfortably for conversation or TV viewing. The entertainment center is well-appointed with a 24" flat screen Sharp TV, Sony receiver / tuner, DVD and VCR players, stereo with dual cassette, plus storage for CD's and tapes. Recessed and task lighting accent the salon. Remote control window treatments port and starboard provide easy adjustments for changing privacy and light requirements.
An extensive navigation station completes the main salon. It has a Brazilian Cherry appointed console and gray leather helm seat with unobstructed views on all sides. Details of equipment housed here will be included in a later review of electronics. The starboard hull is dedicated to the owner's suite. The stairs down port and starboard are Brazilian Cherry with indirect LED lighting.
The GALLEY is "up" in the salon, located to port of the salon entrance. It has full-size modern appliances and and "island" for food preparation and dining.
AWESOME I has what would be called an "owner's layout", with total sleeping accommodations for 8.
The STARBOARD HULL is devoted entirely to the owner, and it features a queen-sized bed aft, with innerspring mattress and storage beneath. There is a dressing table has a large mirror and storage drawer. This stateroom offers a bulkhead-mounted sound system, recessed lighting, two opening 12" x 12" hatches, three opening port lights and thoughtfully located light switches.
Amidships in the STARBOARD HULL is the owner's office. Its spacious desk has file-sized drawers and overhead lockers with European-styled positive locks. Weather fax, phone and computer connections are installed here. Easily accessible 110-volt outlets and phone jacks provide convenience for computer and communications needs. Forward of the office is a dressing room with ample hanging closet, sliding mirrored doors, a privacy lock and European-styled head.
Forward is the head compartment which includes a molded tub/shower unit, a molded sink with vanity, Vacu-flush toilet, and plenty of storage. Abundant opening hatches and port lights lend superb ventilation and natural light throughout this area.
The PORT HULL houses a double Guest Stateroom aft which features a queen-sized bed with innerspring mattress, a generous hanging locker with mirrored doors, recessed lighting, two opening 12" x 12" hatches, two opening port lights, and a privacy lock. Forward of the Guest Stateroom is the head compartment which includes a Vacu-flush Toilet, a molded sink/vanity unit, medicine cabinet, a roomy storage locker, and a stall shower. An opening hatch provides both ventilation and natural light.
Forward of the head compartment in the PORT HULL are two small staterooms which can serve as separate crew quarters, or to accommodate extra guests and grandchildren. The forward stateroom has a large V-berth for two, and just aft of it is a separate sleeping area with over/under berths for two, plus an adjacent hanging locker. Plentiful ventilation through opening hatches and port lights.
Some additional features: Awesome 1 offers: 6'7" standing head room in the main salon, conveniently located light switches, and privacy curtains at the base of port and starboard stairways. All staterooms have bulkhead-mounted fans for increased circulation. Three air conditioners with in duct electric dampers, can be used jointly topsides or zoned to include one or both hulls, as occupancy needs require. Forward opening hatches in both hulls are a generous 24" x 24", and can be used as escape hatches if necessary. Coordinated wall treatments, high quality wood flooring in the salon, and carpeting throughout both hulls complete the unique, modern decor.
Warm-toned Brazilian cherry flooring and European -styled cabinetry in the galley complement in the galley complement the sleek lines of this New Zealand built vessel. Amenities include a 9.5 cu.ft. Refrigerator / freezer, a 4 burner electric stove, and exhaust fan. An under-cabinet coffee maker, under-counter microwave oven, ample cabinets and counter tops make entertaining a pleasure. A bonus top loading outside refrigerator and icemaker offers cold storage without sacrificing counter space. The sink features 2 basins and a dish drain in stainless steel with pressure hot and cold water. All cabinetry in the galley features positive locks to eliminate mid-cruise spills and mishaps.
| Lower Helm Electronics: |
- Icom IC-M125 VHF
- Icom IC-M600 SSB
- Dual Furuno Nav Net system chart plotter
- Furuno 1731 Radar: 24 NM
- Furuno FCV-581 Depth Sounder
- Furuno Weather Fax
- KVH digital compass 314 AC
- Com Nav 1001 Auto-pilot with rudder angle indicator
- Ray-Line 6000 Series Search light 255SL
- Two-speed wiper controls
| Upper Helm Electronics: |
- Icom IC-M59 VHF
- Furuno chart plotter inter connected to lower helm units
- Furuno 1731 Radar: 24 NM
- ComNav Autopilot 1001 Mate
- Cetrek C-Net Depth Sounder
- Ray-Line Remote Search Light
- ACR 406 Rapid Fix EPIRB, Located in deck locker
- ComPhone to galley
- Arch raising / lowering controls (hydraulic)
- Phasor 12.5 kw generator
- 2 x 8HD engine starting
- 6 Trojan 6 volt House batteries, wired for 12-V
- Rule Bilge pumps: 14 electric, 3 manual
- Xantrex Marine Freedom 2500 watt inverter and 3 stage charger with remote monitoring panel
- 220/50 amps Shore power connection, port and starboard
Deck And Equipment
High wing deck design, a trademark of Malcolm Tennant's transoceanic designed catamarans, which allow for fast passages even in rough seas.
- Port Ground Tackle:
- Maxwell 3500 Windlass
- 110 ft. 1/2" G-4 chain with 300 ft. 3-strand 7/8" diameter nylon line
- CQR 75 lb. anchor
- Starboard Ground Tackle:
- Maxwell 2200 Windlass
90 ft. 3/8" G-4 chain
260 ft. of 7/8" diameter nylon line
- Hard bottom dinghy
- 60 lb. CQR anchor
- Spare 60 lb. Danforth style anchor
- Rover R280 RIB with 5 Hp outboard
- Launch / retrieve davit
- 12 volt on foredeck
- Avon 8 person liferaft
- 35 PFD's
- Boarding steps and ladder
- Stainless swim ladder for starboard aft platform
- Yanmar Instrument gauges
- Cruisemaster Controls, Rex Roth Pneumatics
- Yanmar YX 705 Transmission, 1.96 reduction
- Pneumatic trolling
- Flow Scan 7000 Series Fuel monitoring
- Racor 1000 series polishing filter with circulation pump for each side
- Racor 1000 Fuel filters with vacuum gauges; parallel set for each engine
- Michigan 24/24 propellers with spares
- PSS Dripless stuffing boxes
- Phasor K4 - 12.5 kw Genset
- Coursemaster HY drive steering
- Sea Recovery SRC800 AED Water maker (800 gals. per day) with remote on lower helm station; membranes at 95% capacity
- Security system with remote keypads, dual technology sensors, siren, lights
- 4 Nilcro 4" day/night 2000 solar vents
- Work room with spare parts
- Splendide WD 2100 Washer / Dryer combination unit (vented dryer)
- 4 x 5-lb. ABC Fire extinguishers
- 1 x 2-lb. ABC Fire extinguisher
- 2 Fireboys Automatic clean agent (in engine rooms)
- Variable gain power television antenna
- Hydraulically controlled radar arch that can change the clearance from 30 ft. to 20 ft.
- Furuno electric charts for all of East coast (Florida Gulf to Nova Scotia, Bahamas, all of Caribbean, North coast of South America, Panama, and all East coast of Central America
- Doggie doors via wet locker
- Extremely detailed maintenance log book with diagrams, suppliers, and phone numbers
- Ducted air conditioned air to outside storage under aft cockpit sink and into work room to help control humidity and rust on stored items
Awesome I is the first of eight power catamarans, originally designed as a stable platform to cruise from New Zealand to Tahiti without fuel stops. Therefore she has the ability to cover great distances efficiently and at comfortable speeds. At an economic cruise speed of 20 knots, she can cover close to 500 miles in a day. Excellent sight lines give her ease of docking and maneuvering in very tight quarters thanks to 360 degree unobstructed visibility from the bridge deck. The current owner frequently travels without additional crew.
Modern Divinycell-cored hulls offer light, stable construction and Kevlar sheathing lends strength and soundness to her design. Never having been chartered, this vessel has had licensed full time captains since she was launched that have maintained her in pristine cosmetic and mechanical conditions. Used primarily for diving and entertaining guests, she has served her owners reliably from the Great Lakes to the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Florida Keys. A truly exceptional, sea-friendly vessel with the versatility to make distant coves a place you can call home.
Boarding Awesome I from either side of her cockpit, there is inviting seating for 8 to 10 adults facing aft toward the main swim platforms with courtesy lighting and sun tarp. Owner and guest alike will appreciate such cockpit features as a walk-in storage room and storage, wet locker, washer-dryer unit, fishing pole holders, bait well, fish cleaning station with stainless steel sink, and large port and starboard deck lockers. A 14.4 cubic ft. Sub Zero top-loading refrigerator with removable segmented storage for beverages eliminates galley congestion. Electricity, phone, and cable outlets, exterior stereo speakers and showers are installed aft on each side of the vessel.
The current owner of AWESOME I has just completed a 2-year refit and mechanical upgrade program.