Jutson 59' Power Catamaran
John McKay of Vision Yachts Pty Ltd, commissioned Scott Jutson to design a 59' luxury power cat to meet DNV High Speed Light Craft Code and AS4132: Survey category USL2C.
John was keen to reduce labour and keep wastage to a minimum by using DuFLEX Composite panels wherever possible.
To achieve the compound shape of the hulls below the waterline, ATL Composites recommended the construction of a solid male mold using Duratec 174-002 White Surface Primer to prepare the surface of the mold, followed by Duratec 1794-005 VE Primer as an in-mold finish. The hull bottoms were cored with BALTEK® SB.100 contoured balsa and laminated with KINETIX® R246TX / H160 high performance epoxy, reinforced with 750grm warp triaxial E-fibreglass. Laminates and cores were vacuumed with Airtech vacuum bagging consumables supplied by ATL.
BALTEK® SB.50 select grade end-grain balsa, laminated as per designers specification, was supplied to optimise weight and panel stiffness for the bulkheads. Bulkheads for the Jutson 59 were 40 and 50mm thick with 2 and 3 layers of E-fibreglass reinforcements on each side. They were CNC-routed, from files supplied by Jutson Design, into kit form by ATL Composites.