ACI Boats launches warm weather recreational catamaran

October 28, 2021

Builder/Designer: ACI Boats

Length: 36’

Beam: 13’

Hull: aluminum catamaran

Vessel Name: Tuna Can

Homeport: San Diego, CA

Use: Offshore tuna fishing

Fuel Capacity: Twin 250 G aluminum tanks

Propulsion: Twin 350HP Suzuki outboards

Cruising Speed: 20 Knots Fuel Burn: .92 M/G

Top Speed: 35 Knots Fuel Burn: .7 M/G

Our 36’x13’ warm weather, welded aluminum symmetrical planing catamaran was designed primarily for comfort and fishability; to allow the client to go offshore for days at a time. A full-width cabin offers plenty of space to cruise and host comfortably, while our West Coast rails and wide gunnel optimize fishing, and maneuverability from anywhere on deck. The deck is designed with ACI’s signature self-bailing deck system, and is finished with a light grey non-skid to help reflect heat in warmer climates. Outfitted with 24 aluminum pipe rod holders on the rooftop, 4 SS shotgun rod turrets, a center transom fishing pod, and two fiberglass insulated 7’ fish storage lockers plumbed with an Ice Sea saltwater ice maker- you’ll have no problem storing your gear, as well as your catch. Custom aluminum fabricated, twin 75 gallon live bait tanks sit in the center of the aft deck, with a removable filet station top. The bow offers even more space to fish off. Anchor up with the E-Z Anchor Rebel 4, and relax in the open waters.

A tuna tower accessed by ladder on the aft deck, offers 360 degree eye level views at 18ft above the waterline. A Garmin plotter and Optimus steering allows for full control from the tower, and canvas bimini to keep shaded under the SouthernCalifornia sun. It was important for the tower to be easily, quickly, and safely accessible. We achieved this by fabricating a 24’’ wide ladder that is both sturdy and stowable against the back of the cabin.

The helm station is geared with an Optimus 360 joystick control, Garmin 16’’ GPSMAP 8616xsv MFD fed by a Garmin GMR Fantom 54, 50 watt open array radar, SS 1KW chirp low and high band transducers. The interior cabin is finished with Graystone Zolatone paint, white paneling, and sapele wood trim to keep it bright, airy, and comfortable throughout. A spacious cuddy can effortlessly sleep four adults, and has two Lewmar hatches above. A Bentley Patriot seat with an S4 suspension pedestal is at the helm, with two Bentley Patriot passenger seats facing the direct glazed glass windshield. The cabin also features a convertible horseshoe dinette, a galley, plenty of storage, and a roomy marine head compartment with teak flooring.

This boat is thebest of both worlds. An interior designed for leisure and comfort, while fully outfitted with a commercial grade fishing set up. The aluminum fabrication is built for a lifetime, yet the curved shearline compliments the swooped WestCoast rails for a standout aesthetic.

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