The Roger Hill designed Sea Star is a 17.5m semi displacement powercat. The boat had to be able to cruise the East Coast of the USA and be appointed for both day cruising and passage making. Perfection has been pursued throughout the project, with the style, finish and engineering reaching our typically high standards.
The main deck area is situated on the tunnel roof, and houses the main helm, galley and dinette areas in an open plan layout. The forward helm is offset to port with a large L-shaped setee along side. The owners wanted a large galley with all the comforts of home and this sits opposite the oatmeal-coloured macro suede U-shaped dinette giving a great contrast to the darker cherry panelling. The hulls are accessed via a circular stairway between the raised pilot house and rear galley. The port hull features a fully equipped laundry aft and forward is the master stateroom and ensuite.
The volume of the hulls and the area above offer the classic powercat accomodation layout. A large double berth is positioned athwartships, using the top of the tunnel as a base. The starboard hull caters for guests with two cabins. The aft cabin, complete with double berth takes in the entire width of the hull, with a shared bathroom. The forward cabin offers both a double bed positioned over the tunnel and a further single upper bunk, a very clever use of space.
Internal access to the open flybridge which is surrounded by removable clears suit the warmer home waters of Sea Star. The central helm complete with large displays and toggle switch control is the ideal social area with large wrap around settee, wet bar. Further back is the tender and Oceanlift davit crane.
Powered by twin Cummins C450 engines through conventional drives Seastar returns a top speed of 24 knots and a comfortable cruise of 18-20 knots.