Fastest Catamaran in the World Built on St. Croix This Year

Earlier this year, fastest catamaran in the world was constructed on and launched from St. Croix.

Quick Info

Vessel Name: Fujin

Meaning: Japanese Wind God

Naval Architect: Paul Bieker

Buyer: Team from Seattle

Potential Sailing Speed: 30 knots

Vessel Length: 53 feet

Cost: $3.5 million

Buyer: Team from Seattle

Building Team: Gold Coast Yachts

Build Location: Salt River, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Delivery Location: St. Maarten

Base Location: Caribbean

Construction Start Date: November 2014

Sea Trial Dates: June 2015

Delivery Date: August 2015

Amenities:

  • Owner’s cabin with queen bunk bed and desk
  • Guest queen bunk with shower / changing room
  • Full head to be shared by all guests
  • Saloon with seating for eight
  • Stove / freezer / fridge
  • Navigation station

About Fujin

The key factor which makes this sailboat the world’s fastest catamaran is weight.  Versus using many standard stainless steel parts, the team which built Fujin handcrafted lighter parts made of carbon fiber.

The building process was meticulously planned to spare weight wherever possible.  This included initial computer modeling of the hulls to see how various designs would fare in the waves and to test pressure loading.  This was followed by small scale testing with a 3-D model to test high / low stress areas before the real vessel was built.

This beautiful boat has her own Facebook page!  You can follow the adventures as she sails at https://www.facebook.com/fujinsailing/.

About Gold Coast Yachts

Gold Coast Yachts has been building boats on St. Croix for more than 27 years, boasting more than 112 multi-hull builds.  The GCY team is lead by Roger Hatfield and Jeff Bisson.

Chris and Kerri Hanley are avid sailors.  Let them help you navigate the waters of island real estate with more than 45 years of combined experience.  As the top broker on St. Croix in 2014, Chris is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact them today and download their free guide the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.

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