Roy Mc Bride
Member of
The Institute of Carpenters
Since 1968

Proteus 10.6m Sailing Catamaran

This Lavranos Marine Design is a perfect small family ocean cruising cat. It is designed to offer a sufficient load carrying capacity to do ocean crossings with a family, at low cost and capable of amateur construction with a minimum amount of labour and skill. This simple, strong, fast, comfortable and cheap boat is also aimed at being practical & enjoyable for local use. She is also small enough for easy shorthanded use.

The interior consists of four berths
(two doubles + 2 singles), a saloon settee, a practical galley, and a toilet compartment, all with standing headroom.

She is configured with two machinery and keel variations; A 4 stroke 20HP outboard on a hinging nacelle is fitted for economy, as is tiller steering, with "kick up" rudders. The other choice is that a saildrive "single cylinder baby diesel" can be fitted, as can fixed mini keels.

The rig is the simplest possible, with a pair of cap shrouds and headstay triangulated, single diamond. The sail inventory is essentially a mainsail, a roller furler jib, and a storm jib. Optional: Genneker.

Length overall: 10.600 Meters
Beam: 6.360 Meters
Draught: 0.370/1.75 Meters (dagger up/down)
Displacement: 2800 Kilograms (light)
Mainsail: 48 Sq Meters
Roller Furl Jib: 24 Sq Meters
Genneker: 58 Sq Meters
Freshwater: 140 litres (installed or 20 litre containers)

Please note

This includes the materials for the hulls, bridge decks and bunks. The cockpit and coach roof will be added to the kit soon, please ask for further details.

What the kit includes:

  • 87 sheets of Ockume Marine Plywood at BS1088 grade

    6 sheets of 6mm x 1220 x 2440mm
    66 sheets of 9mm x 1220 x 2440mm
    15 sheets of 12mm x 1220 x 2500mm

  • MDF

    17 sheets x 16mm x 1220 x 2440mm

  • All CNC machine work of the above sheets
  • Meranti wood for stringers machined and planed all round

    110m X 50 X 20mm
    75m X 60 X 30mm

  • Glass woven tape - 250m X 75mm
  • Glass Strapping - 120mm X 450g
  • GRP Close Weave Cloth - 320m²
  • Epoxy Resolution 816 and Cure Agents -150kgs
Price to this stage: On request


All plans and royalties for this design must be bought prior or with the purchase to the kit and are available directly from us.

Price: available on request

Please note

All prices are in RSA Rand and exclude local VAT. It is important to take into account that the above prices DO NOT include delivery, shipping or packing costs. All prices are subject to change without notice.
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