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Above right: The 9 metre Catalac in a light breeze
Right: A comfortable and well equipped steering position on
the 10 metre Catalac
Far right: A large and safe cockpil for all the family on the
8 metre Calalac.
The Quay, Christchurch, Dorset BH231BY.
Telephone: (0202) 477414/5/6/7. Telex:
The Lack family has been building Cruising Catamarans for the past twenty-five
years. Following the successful development with Bill O'Brien of the Bobcat in the
sixties, Tom Lack Catamarans Ltd was formed in 1970. The company is located in a
delightful boatyard alongside the quay of the Dorset coastal town of Christchurch.
Despite its growth in recent years the company remains a family run business headed
by its founders Tom and Mary Lack and their sons Bruce and William.
One of Tom Lack's aims in designing the Catalac range was to combine sailing
performance with comfortable and adaptable accommodation. The practical and
spacious interior layouts as seen here, enhance the quality of life afloat and offer the
owner the opportunity to entertain family and friends in comfort and style. A high
proportion of Catalac owners buy their boats with the needs of their family in mind
and are seeking a safe but fast boat with good accommodation. With over 500
Catalacs built and a high proportion still in the hands of the original owners this
requirement has been well satisfied by the four boats in the current range. The
family feeling has extended to an active owners association which arranges many
events including rallies, races and parties which are well-attended. The Catalac 27
(8m) was introduced in 1975 and is the ideal boat for the young family. She sleeps
five with one berth in the port hull, two in the saloon and a 4ft 6in double in the
master cabin. Sailing performance is remarkable even in the lightest of airs. In no
time at all the 8m Catalac 27 can be up on a wave speeding along at 7 knots with
more to come if the wind should freshen. Should the wind die altogether, the centrally
mounted 25hp outboard long shaft engine will push the boat along at up to 7 knots. A
twin inboard engine option is available.
Far Left: The 30 metre Catalac showing off her paces, the easy
to handle slab reefing mainsail and roller reefing headsail is a
standard feature on all Catalacs.
Left: The Flagship of the fleet, the 12 metre Catalac
The Catalac 30 (9m) is generally more spacious allowing berths for seven and room
for the crew to spread out in comfort. Hull design has been one of the most careful
considerations of the 9m Catalac 30 providing built in safety. The "V" sectioned hulls
together with their flared bows to turn away spray provide reserve buoyancy and
add lift in any seaway. Coupled by a bridge deck suitably styled to totally eliminate
pounding by the waves the 9m Catalac 30 provides an extremely smooth ride. To
date with a sailing fleet of more than 500 Catalacs sailing worldwide the Catalac
retains an unbroken safety record. Even in the roughest weather Catalacs rarely heel
more than 10 degrees so fore deck working, when required, is no hardship. The 10m
Catalac 34 is built on hard chine, load carrying hulls, on the lines proven by her sisterships. Her sail plan is a simple Bermudan rig sloop with slab-reefing on the mainsail
and Rotostay furling gear for the headsail. She is fitted with a twin installation of
Yanmar 2GM diesel engines, each 18hp, so her performance under power is highly
satisfactory and her manoeuvrability excellent. The flagship of the fleet is the Catalac
41 (12m). Passage making aboard this fine craft is an exhilarating experience and
slab reefing and jib furling gear ensure ease of handling. The illustration above
reveals the spaciousness and comfort of the saloon and the galley is comprehensively
equipped. The interior steering position is just aft of the saloon with full
instrumentation and dual controls for the twin Yanmar diesel engines. The
accommodation provides berths for seven in four separate cabins all with a large
quantity of storage and hanging lockers. The Catalacs are all equipped with
excellent fittings and accessories from the world's leading manufacturers. The
finished boat represents the finest available choice in quality catamarans backed by a
responsive after sales and spare parts service in Europe and North America.
Above: The magnificent dining area of the 12 metre Catalac
provides room for entertaining your family and friends in a
comfortable, attractive, and well lit area.