Prout Quasar 50 Brochure Extracts

LOA 49'00"
LWL 45'00"
Beam 20'00"
Draft 3'00"
Mast Height from Deck 50'
Sail Area (Working) 1,000 sq ft
Main 380 sq ft
Genoa 620 sq ft
Staysail 125 sq ft
Spinnaker 2,200 sq ft
Engines 2x22hp 3 cylinder diesel
Fuel Capacity 2x40 Imp. Gals
Prop Shafts 1 1/4" Stainless Steel
Propellers 16x10
Fuel Consumption 1/2 Imp. Gal per engine
Battery Capacity 2x100 amp/hr ships supply
Water capacity 2x100 Imp. Gals
Steering Hydraulic

Construction
The strength, essential in a catamaran design, is achieved by the hull and deck mouldings bonded together and the bulkhead locations at strategic positions forming deep box sections.

Hull
There are reinforced stress points in the hulls and bridgedeck.

Deck
The deck moulding is reinforced with balsa sandwich to give stiffness where required. It is also reinforced at the chainplates and other areas which carry fittings.

Interior
The interior furniture is bonded to the hull to give extra strength and rigidity.

Comment
The Quasar 50 is probably the most advanced cruising catamaran in the world.

She comes from the finest pedigree and is the result of more than 25 years of development and refinement.

Proven at sea over countless thousands of miles, she has been designed as a true live-aboard ocean-cruising home, capable of the highest performance in any conditions.

The QUASAR 50 has weathered numerous storms all over the world in safety and comparative comfort. She has an impressive performance both to windward and downwind, with speeds in excess of 15 knots quite commonplace. She has the well-proven, Prout, low-aspect keels giving excellent lateral resistance making her windward performance exceptional, but still keeping the advantage of shallow draught. (only three feet), which opens up large areas of cruising not possible or safe in deep draught yachts.

It is even possible to nose right up onto the beach.

Taking the bottom in harbours which dry out is quite normal practice with a catamaran.

Cockpit

There is a spacious and well-designed cockpit with facilities for eating out without disturbing the working of the ship, with plenty of locker space for all those necessary ropes, fenders, etc. There is plenty of uncluttered deck space for working the vessel with ease, or for just lounging around in the sun, or even sleeping out in tropical climates.

Decks

Down below, the Quasar 50 has been designed from experience for live-aboard cruising and is constructed to the highest British boat building standards using the finest materials throughout.

Finished in teak, beautifully trimmed and insulated.

The saloon is massive and measures some 14ft. by 14ft., with comfortable dining and seating area for at least 8-9 people.

The galley is situated for ease of catering both in the harbour and in the worst conditions at sea, and has tremendous stowage facilities. Built in fridge, 4 burner cooker incorporating grill and oven and large double sinks.

The inside control position has been very well thought out, with all controls near at hand and the whole vessel can be monitored from the comfort of the pilot seat. With excellent all-around vision. The navigation area is located to the right of the interior control position, and has masses of chart stowage for full size admiralty charts.

Accommodation is in four spacious double state rooms, each superbly appointed for long-term accommodation in comfort.

There is the option of either 2 or 3 toilet/shower cabins or alternatively the starboard forward area can be a crews cabin or workshop area. Standard power is by 2 x 22 h.p. diesel engines, one in each hull, making for quite exceptional manoeuvrability.

Cruising speeds under power are around 8-9 knots with these engines and with fuel range of approximately 400 nautical miles. A range of larger engines are available.

Although 50ft., the Quasar 5o can be easily handled by a man and wife crew and the rig has been designed to be as simple and efficient as possible.