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Infiniti 60 Powercat

The Infiniti 60 Powercat is an 18.3m power catamaran with interior and exterior styling from Design Unlimited.


The Infiniti 60 Powercat harnesses the latest retractable foil technology, developed by Infiniti Yachts and designer Hugh Welbourn. This offers the benefit of speed, reduced fuel consumption by up to 35%, and provides a more stable ride with much dampened pitching. The foils can be retracted and the outboard engines trimmed up, making the Infiniti 60 Powercat fully beachable.


The Infiniti 60 Powercat comes in two principal configurations. The standard Coupé model offers an opening skylight roof and the Grand Tourer version features a flybridge which can be open or with its own hard top and a large array of additional seating.


As a standalone fast cruiser, the Infiniti 60 Powercat comes with a variety of accommodation layouts. All have an ensuite primary stateroom in the starboard hull with an optional crew cabin forward. The main options are having the galley area on the port side of the bridgedeck saloon opposite the dinette or midships in the port hull, the latter perhaps a better arrangement for when there is crew.


As a private day boat or sports fisher, the Grand Tourer option with flybridge is ideal, providing good visibility into the water and an aft deck well suited for mounting rods and fishing seats.


As a superyacht tender, the Coupé offers maximum space and comfort for guests if they wish to be taken ashore, to and from the beach or another yacht.


The Infiniti 60 Powercat is driven by twin 7.6lt 600hp V12 Mercury Verado outboard motors. These ultimate in outboard motors are unique in having steerable lower units, while the outboard’s engine remains fixed. This set-up, combined with a strong lightweight construction in infused carbon fibre mean the Infiniti 60 Powercat can be driven at speeds up to 40 knots. A twin diesel outboard motor option will also be available as will electric drives. A bow thruster is also optional.


The twin outboard arrangement permits easy servicing of the engines, shallower draft and beachability.