Open Ocean 800 Expedition Catamaran launched

Written by Gemma Fottles

Du Toit Design has recently announced that the new Open Ocean 800 Expedition Catamaran has been launched in South Africa. Named Ultra Vires and measuring 25 metres, she was built at Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing and is the largest vessel in the shipyards Open Ocean series, and the largest power catamaran to be constructed in South Africa.

On board she accommodates guests over four cabins, two in each hull. A crew of four are also accommodated for on board. Designed as an on-the-water home for an active family who intend to use the vessel to travel to all the best kite boarding and surf hotspots, she features ample storage for a variety of equipment, including a tender on the foredeck as well as a large davit which hosts a 21’ tender on the aft deck.

Commenting on the project, Du Toit Yacht Design says, “The Open Ocean 800 Luxury Expedition Catamaran is a great success due to close collaboration between the boat builder and designer, working with the owner at every step of the project, in order to create a flawless ocean-going vessel and home. Two Oceans Marine and Du Toit Yacht Design have shown this to be true once again, with Ultra Vires being the perfect example.

In regards to her performance, she is powered by twin Cummins 305 hp engines, with a range of approximately 4,500 nm.

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