Oram Upolu 11 Power/Sail Catamaran
Seagoing 11 metre CRUISER, ‘WilPower’, is a Bob Oram design, built as a motor sailer using ATL Composites balsa/epoxy "DUFLEX" sheets. Roof is epoxy/glass/foam.
Bob Oram began the build and continued supervision of his experienced son Sam, his friend Ben with final completion by Bevis Bryant.
Registered in January 2012 but only fully fitted out in early 2013.
This catamaran is essentially two narrow canoes with a spacious boat built above and between them weighing in total only 3 tonne.
The shape of the bows (cf Americas Cup Cats and Brisbane city cat) reflects the modern trend to wave piercing fine entry hulls and a full 10m waterline with low wetted area. This provides easily driven hulls with very little wash at any speed.
A perfect boat for picnics, family cruising, and Coastal Passages and is set up for easy single handed use, economical to motor/ sail up to 15kts in all usual boating conditions.
Designed to beach on sand and dry out. The 7.5m mast lowers forward easily (using the sail sheet winch) enabling passage under low overhead structures such as trees or bridges.
Moored at Bribie Island.
Launch Year: 2012
Rego Expiry: 20/12/2020
Designer: Bob Oram.
Builder: Sam Oram and Bevis Bryant.
Length: 10.00m waterline.
Hull & Deck Material: Composite ATL DUFLEX.
Engines: Yamaha 4stroke outboards. Horse Power: 60 each.
Fuel Type: Petrol. Engine Hours: 750. 2nd Engine Hrs: 750.
Fuel Consumption: 0.7 - 2L/nmile. Max Speed: 17kts. Cruise Speed: Motoring 12-13kts. Motorsail (saves fuel) 8-10kts (if wind over 10kts).
Fuel: Max 520 litres.
Water: 2x200 litres.
Large saloon opens to foredeck through large hatch access anchoring and stairs/ladder. Large aft and foredeck, duckboard with ladder, hatch over helm giving access to roof and sailing hardware. Roof suitable for chairs (to watch fireworks, etc), 2 x queen bunks with side and hanging storage, galley, heads with shower.
This is a walk through boat - side decks only for used when at anchor.
Designed for solo and shorthanded sailors who have got into their 60s and want a boat to comfortably take them anywhere - always within safety of cabin or aft cockpit.
Main cabin opens to foredeck - walk through, 2 forward cabins down, heads down, galley down. Drop down stairs and ladder to beach.
Berths: 2 queen, 4 other potential berths.
Galley: Recently refurbished U shaped down galley, bins, drawers, cupboards, microwave, gas cooktop.
Refrigeration: OZEFRIG 12v freezer/fridge built in.
Freezer: As above.
Stove: Smev 2 burner LPG gas.
Hotwater System: 12v - 5 litre.
Entertainment: Stereo / bluetooth.
Dinghy: 2.3m RIB.
Outboard: Yamaha 4hp 4stroke.
Ground Tackle: 30m chain /Sarca anchor/ 2kw power windlass with rove counter.
Safety Gear: All - as per Queensland, Australia regulations.
Bilge Pumps: 2 electric.
Life Jackets: 10.
Fire Protection: 2 extinguishers and fire blanket.
Electrics: 12v & 240v systems. 2kw inverter - shorepower. 2X large solar panels
12volt LED lights throughout.
Electronics: Raymarine C-90 wide chartplotter - Avionics, GPS, radar, fishfinder, autohelm, VHF radio and BT stereo with fore & aft speakers.
Deck Gear: 1 Ronstan sail-winch on roof for sheets headsail, raising/lowering mast
Roller furling 26m 2 head sail (screecher cut).