About Us

Voyager Catamarans is based in the heart of Australia’s boat building industry on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and designs and builds a modern new range of power catamarans to provide for a largely under serviced pleasure market. As a family business, the dedicated staff provide a personalized friendly service that works hard to identify each customers needs, and then helps them to effectively achieve their goals.

Design engineer (and company founder) – Derek Appleton, engaged specialist Naval architects to take advantage of state of the art technology to create advanced new hull designs producing superior sea keeping abilities with more efficient performance. Voyager is now Australia’s leading production builder of cruising power catamarans.

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Design

The safety, stability and performance advantages of catamarans have long been recognized by Sea Rescue and Commercial operators, but the interest and demand of pleasure boaters had been largely ignored with only boxy looking, or pure fishing designs with few creature comforts being previously available. Voyager Catamarans have brought power cats into the 21st century. […]

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Economy

Voyager catamarans can operate on a quarter to a third, of the fuel consumption of equivalent mono-hull boats, and with fuel costs continually on the rise, this is becoming a major factor in the purchasing decisions of new boat owners. The advanced primary engines used by Voyager can also be run on bio-diesel, kerosene and […]

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Construction

Construction

All hulls have a structural lay up equivalent to 2C offshore survey and feature solid glass to the waterline, and the extensive use of high strength, light weight sandwich composites in the topsides, decking, floors and bulkheads. Glass laminates are engineered with layers of hand laid multi-axial woven glass cloth ensuring uniform thickness and maximum strength. This reduces overall vessel weight, which reduces engine size, which reduces fuel consumption and fuel storage, which in turn further reduces weight helping these vessels to perform so well with smaller and more economical engines.

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performance

Performance

Voyager’s unique semi-displacement designs are the result of powerful Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems, combined with the use of high tech, computer controlled 5 Axis Milling Machines to accurately produce the shape of optimal designs. They feature greater forward buoyancy, progressive full length wave breaker, internal spray chines and high clearance tunnel.

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environmental

Environmental

An obvious benefit of the very efficient design and low fuel consumption is also the much lower pollution generated, but a less obvious one is the important reduction in the erosion of river or estuary shores from the very low wash (not to mention the comfort of other waterway users).

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