The 6.5m Stow-Away is a multipurpose design which has the ability to either get there quickly under power or enjoy a leisurely sail; the choice is yours depending on the conditions. This design is compact with camping style facilities however internally has a surprising amount of accommodation for short periods.
Cabin The cabin has a pop-top section that raises up with the use of the main halyard providing full standing headroom. To enlarge the cockpit deck area a section of the hull folds out each side at floor level creating an extension ideal as a wet area for swimming diving etc. These 'wings' are an innovative idea and useful as an overflow to the cockpit space. As with all the designs in this range a boom cover will add shelter and enlarge the living areas.
Performance Underway this design will perform equally well under sail or power but offers flexibility depending on the conditions. Downwind sailing will suit this design especially if running with the seas where the hull will plane easily.
The light weight materials keep the power to weight ratio exceptional for this design which assists with towing, launching and retrieving from the trailer and also general on-water performance and manoeuvrability.
Powered by a 40hp outboard this design will achieve good cruise speeds and a top speed of around 20 knots. The advantage of this hull shape is that it will perform efficiently at any speed and as such can be powered by any engine between 8hp and the recommended 40hp engine. The fuel efficient hull shape will offer excellent range depending on chosen cruise speed and engine size.
The compact rig is easily raised and lowered on the stable catamaran platform and as with any other trailer-sailer this operation can be done on land or water. The hull of this design and the other models in this range are ideally suited to beaching with level hull bottoms and fully protected rudders. Best of all this design can be conveniently stored away in the backyard or under cover after use.