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The brand new Cormate Chase 34 from Hydrodesign in Norway is something really special.
Cormate Chase 34
Chase 34 is a completely new and revolutionary boat concept. And the idea comes from the car industry!
15 years ago our typical costumers drove luxury sedans, now it's very much changed towards more user friendly and sporty high-performance SUV's, such as the Range Rover and Porsche Cayenne. But we couldn’t see any equivalence when it comes to boats.
You can buy a fast ocean-going RIB, with excellent rough-sea capacity, or you can buy the comfort and quality feeling of a high-quality Day Cruiser. But for most customers the high-performance RIB alternative is too basic and minimalistic for multipurpose family use and most Day Cruisers simply don't have the performance, rough sea capacity and sporty feeling some of these customers want. Cormate wants to eliminate this dilemma by making a high-performance SUV for the water. A boat which combines the rough sea capacity, user-friendliness and speed from the best offshore RIB's, and the comfort and luxury feeling of the high-quality Day Cruisers.
The hull is a development of our very advanced and efficient Monostep technology, but the length/width ratio is inspired by the real ocean going offshore racers from the 60's and 70's. These tough races were dominated by Ray Hunt and Don Aronow hulls, before the races moved to more shelter waters. These boats had 24-25 degrees deadrise and often a 4:1 length/width hull ratio. This ratio was an excellent compromise between the need of high speeds in flat and choppy waters, and a safe hull with enough hydrodynamic bow lift and buoyancy for the toughest ocean racing.
A 4:1 hull ratio is considered extreme by todays standard and few boats of Chase 34's size have this high ratio. The downside is normally less usable cockpit volume, but the Chase 34 has very clever usage of each cm of width, and the inside cockpit volume is comparable or even better than many competitors of the same size. The outside width is only 255 cm (263 cm with heavy duty rub rail), this makes the Chase 34 easily trailerable and even transportable in an open side container. The narrow beam and the use of; vinylester, unidirectional fiberglass, high quality core materials and infusion technology, makes the boat extremely rigid, strong and light. The rigid and compact hull, the 24,5 degrees deadrise and the 4:1 hull ratio make the Chase 34 cut through big waves in an extremely soft way, without the discomfort of slamming. The reverse rake windshield gives better wind and weather protection, especially when driving half standing in the offshore seats. It also gives more cockpit volume, less disturbing reflections and better rain visibly.
All these construction parameters also make this boat very suitable as a Chase boat for the Superyacht market.
Because of its very efficient and advanced stepped hull and the low weight, Chase 34 has an exceptionaly low fuel consumption and high top-speed. With a single Mercury 370 hp TDI V8 diesel it will reach 46 knots, with fuel consumption of only 1,15 l/nm at best cruising speed. With 2 x Mercury High Performance 540 engines, the top speed is calculated to 80 knots.
Standard equipment includes; 2 x 12" Simrad chart plotter/echo sounder, inside and outside shower, integrated carbon toilet, automatic tap, harbour covers, electric windlass and bow thruster. Also standard is a wet-bar/galley "island" with sink, 70 L drawer refrigerator and Wallas double ceramic stove. To save weight theres no separate water heater, but electronically controlled/selected water temperature.
The Chase 34 can also be delivered with; 100 W solar panel (no need for cable charging), digital antifouling system (can be driven by solar panel), joystick maneuvering with sky hook (on twin engine boats), full or half canopy/sprayhood and bimini top.
Length: 10.33 m
Width: 2.55 m (2.63 m with heavy duty rubrail)
Deadrise: 24.5 degrees
Hull ratio: 4:1
Diesel engines: 1 x 370 hp - 2 x 370 hp
Petrol engines: 1 x 350 hp - 2 x 540 hp
Outboard engines: 2 x 200 hp - 2 x 400 hp
Speed: 44-80 knots.
Range single diesel: 350 nm
Contact Fine Design Marine for further info
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