PDQ MV 32 Passagemaker 
Power Catamaran by PDQ Yachts

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Power Catamaran Specifications, Articles & Reviews

Year Model: 2001, NEW
Length overall 32' 6"
Length at waterline 31' 11"
Beam 16' 10"
Draft 2' 4"
Height above waterline 12' 3"
Fuel capacity 100 US gal. (+70 US gal. option)

The bridge is comfortable for the pilot and a companion when running. It also provides a marvelous spot to sit and enjoy the breezes in whatever tranquil spot you happen to be enjoying. Of course, if you're stuck in harbor, it's a great spot to take some comfortable chairs and talk loudly about how little fuel you burned while getting wherever you are.

The deckhouse level (seen below) is surrounded by large, tempered glass port lights (some open able). Sitting in the pilot's seat to starboard, you'll see a large lounge seat / pilot berth to port. Behind you are spaces that can be configured as entertainment consoles, a bar, library or gear (fishing rods?) stowage. Since you are slightly higher than the dining table, you have an unobstructed view over anyone who might be sitting there. You also have a view down into the galley and into the nav area.

The inside wheel position in the trial vessel is just aft of midships. The ergonomics that were originally planned out on the computer model proved out and visibility sight lines and course holding sense are excellent. For the trial vessel, the sailboat accommodation plan was largely retained with the cockpit area being added to the interior space.

The resultant split level saloon has a remarkably expansive, light and airy atmosphere with natural communication between the entire area and the galley. The two double aft cabins remain, virtually unchanged.

The new sliding aft access door works perfectly with no head-bangers apparent. The stair to the flying bridge was designed using ergonomic principles and provides secure access to the large upper level. This combination of door and stair works very well to provide movement from the interior to the flying bridge deck, (several of us could be observed repeatedly and mindlessly trying it out when the combination was first installed).

The interior diagrams may at first appear confusing, because the same items appear below and in the deckhouse. The interior of the MV/32, however, is a continuous space that flows naturally from one level to the other. On the "ground floor" are the galley, staterooms, head and nav area, as seen below. On the bridge deck between the hulls is the dining table.

Aft Cabins:
Each comprising:
- one queen size bunk using standard size bedding
- 27" w. x 18" h. opening window
- one hanging locker
- three clothing/storage lockers
- ample shelving/vanity space
- shelving unit
- upholstered dressing seat
- trimmed with solid cherry and cherry veneer doors

- located forward in the starboard hull
- totally washable one-piece module
- shower sump is incorporated in floor plan
- vanity with large sink located on port side of head under large, medicine cabinet
- additional storage under vanity
- trimmed with cherry and cherry veneer doors
- hot and cold shower

- seating accommodates up to six people for comfortable dining or lounging
- saloon table c/w seating areas suitable as single berths
- all wood trim is solid cherry
- large storage shelf at front of seating
- ample storage under saloon seating
- large area for lounging and navigating in aft section of saloon
- helm seat and wheel to starboard at midpoint of saloon c/w double bench
- ample room for electronics at dash or overhead at helm

- double burner propane stove
- 4 cubic ft. 12/120v refrigerator
- microwave oven
- double sink with pressure water
- ample storage under and over both counters
- the galley is a one-piece unit allowing for easy to clean work areas
- condiment shelf over port counter
- built in chopping block

Navigation Station:
- located in starboard hull
- ample room for electronics, electrical panels and controls
- large storage area for charts

- upper saloon and aft cabin dressing seats are upholstered in materials selected by owners, from PDQ Yacht's assortment of fabrics


- Pressure on-demand water system feeds hot & cold water to the head, shower and galley
- 80 gallon fresh water tank is located in front, forward of the saloon
- hot water provided by engine/shore power
- all thru-hulls below waterline are protected with ball valves
- Whale System 15 plumbing used throughout
- automatic bilge pumps

Holding Tank:
- FPR 42 gallon tank with Neoprene hose connections

Engines and Running Gear:
- twin 55 hp Yanmar Diesel Motors or
- twin 75 hp , turbo charged, Yanmar Diesel motors
- 1.25" AQUAMET 19 shafts
- twin single lever Kobelt Controls @ both stations
- self-bleeding fuel systems
- located under seats in aft cabins
- shaft drive c/w Flex couplings
- PYI shaft seals
- 3 Blade - 18" - Bronze Michigan Wheel Dynajet Propellers
- fully sound insulated
- fuel tanks are 100 - 170 gallons depending on motors chosen
- one group 27 starter battery for each engine

- house bank consists of 2 x 6v T2200 batteries
- all battery systems charged through Heart Pathmaker 100amp battery combiner

Distribution Panel:
- located at the navigation station
- controls all 12v. distribution
- controls all 110v. distribution

12v. Circuits:
- load ammeter
- voltmeter (battery condition)
- 23 circuit breakers
- 12v. outlet at Nav Station
- 12v. outlet at Helm Station

- aft cabins - one incandescent, two reading
- head - one incandescent
- galley - two x 20w. Halogen
- saloon - two x 20w. Halogen
- nav station - two x 20w. Halogen, one nav light
- upper sal. - two x 20w. Halogen       

The MV/32's clear, expansive decks are equally suited to line-handling or lounging. Walkways are clear and the anchor and windlass are recessed in a "sheltered" toe-friendly fashion. The stern seat is a nice balance of "outside" and "sheltered".

Hull and deck are constructed of 100% ISO acid based and high tensile resins. Hulls, above the waterline, and deck (except for hardware attachment points, which are solid FRP) are cored with Corecell rigid foam. All coring is vacuum bagged to ensure 100% adhesion. Transoms have a three S.S. step ladder. The starboard transom has a stainless steel boarding ladder and hot and cold transom shower.

All bulkheads are taped to the hull using x-weave knitted fabric which allows up to 50% more strength than standard installations. There are two watertight compartments forward. the propellers and rudders are protected behind the hull apertures and skegs.

Deck Hardware:
- one on each bow

Mooring Cleats:
- one on each bow
- one on each side amidships
- one on each transom

Toe rail:
- clear anodized T section, mounted on an external flange
- fasteners are on 4" center

- five 30" stanchion/side, evenly spaced along cabin top
- solid rail across back with gates to transoms
- bow rail with lifeline around front deck
- solid rail around perimeter

- S.S. ladder to fly bridge
- S.S. ladder to have composite treads
- integrated with sliding door assembly

- a series of hand rails around lower perimeter of fly bridge

Opening Ports & Hatches:
- one in forward end of saloon
- one on each side of saloon
- three opening ports in galley
- two opening ports in nave station
- one opening port in head
- three opening ports and hatches in each aft cabin
- fly screens - one included on all ports and hatches

- expansive opening forward window in saloon to allow excellent forward vision
- large side window in saloon affords good visibility arthwartships
- triple windshield wipers
- all windows trimmed to match decor
- all windows tempered glass

Door to Saloon:
- aluminum framed sliding door C/W lock
- polyurethane paint to match deck
- tempered smoked glass

Steering Gear:
- helm station to be located in cabin & fly bridge
- hydraulic system by Hynautics complete with equalizer valve
- solid bronze rudder c/w S.S.shaft
- top bearing and lower bearing on rudder shaft
- bronze tiller arms

Deck Inlets/Outlets:
- fresh water fill forward in front of saloon windows
- sewage outlet comes with Y-valve & manual pump-out
- fuel filler located in aft deck

Deck Lockers:
- one in each bow
- one in aft deck
- two in fwd bridge deck

Normally, a 32-foot motor yacht is not a very big motor yacht, in terms of interior space. Normally, however, 32-foot motor yachts don't have 16 feet of beam. That great beam not only gives the MV/32 a very secure stance on the water, it gives you a lot of room for relaxing, entertaining or what-have-you.

A bright airy interior offers a lot of benefits, whether you're helming inside to escape heat or rain, or to keep the sea-cook company. The height of the dinette allows you to see out while dining, which is always pleasant.

MV/32 is not just comfortable because it has a lot of room aboard, it's comfortable because its twin hulls minimize rolling underway (and at anchor), so you can enjoy the process of making the miles, instead of wedging yourself in a corner and enduring it.

This is not just conjecture on our part. Owners of PDQ sail yachts tell us they've significantly upped their cruising ambitions, because they can go farther and arrive more refreshed without all the rocking and rolling of a monohull.

Also included with above models:
Anchoring Package
Quick 1000W horizontal windlass
Drop forged 25lb. CQR anchor
High test chain 25' & rode (150')

Electronics Package
VHF radio (Horizon Intrepid c/w DSC)
Raytheon ST60 - Tridata
Raytheon RL72 radar c/w radar post
Ratheon ST5000+ Autopilot
RAM Microphone

Heart Freedom 20 inverter/charger
Commissioning at factory

The specifications listed are preliminary and are subject to change. Dated: 4 January 2001

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