Statistics are provided for number of sailing catamarans and approaches to craft dimensioning are reviewed. Styling trends and typical catamaran arrangements are featured. Weight components are studied for number of catamarans of different size and level of comfort on board. The effect of catamaran architecture on performance is studied by combining VPP predictions with CFD modeling of various deck/cabin configurations. A summary of safety requirements specific to catamarans is given. Case studies are presented number of cruising catamarans designed by AMD; a new prospective concept of a 44' catamaran is featured.

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