Pathfinder Pilothouse 17.4

Pathfinder Pilothouse 17.4

  • 59′ 1″ - 18.00m
  • 2014
Australian designed and built late model Power cat.

The philosophy behind the Pathfinder Pilothouse 17.4 was that the systems had to be robust and easy to maintain without getting unnecessarily complicated and with a backup if possible. This is a boat that is intended to go to sea and stay there for long periods of time, so the systems had to reflect this.

The Extra large rear deck whilst at rest has plenty of room for entertaining 10+ guests, Stepping through the large Bi fold doors into the Saloon on the starboard side and aft Galley on the port side with servery to the rear deck.

Forward of galley you step up to the pilot house where you the Captain can be accompanied by ALL your guests in the comfort of L shaped lounges and a second helm chair while cruising, there is also a navigation table starboard forward.

Stepping down from the pilot house forward are 2 Queen Cabins with shared ensuite between the cabins. The two guest cabins are Port mid ship double bunk cabin plus double and single cabin to starboard side.

A number of different engine options were considered, but Peter Brady decided to stay with the mechanically injected 440hp Yanmar 6LY3-STP’s that have been used in his previous custom builds.
Reasons for choosing this engine;
• Highest power to weight ratio in their class
• Very narrow which suits a catamaran hull
• They are a pure marine engine
• Equipment such as oil filters are positioned on top to make them easier to service.
• They have Mechanical injection which is more forgiving to fuel quality which can be a problem when cruising to more remote places.
• These engines are electronically controlled for higher torque and a cleaner fuel burn and this allows the engine’s operating data such as temperature, pressure and fuel consumption to be displayed on an LCD screen.
• Both the engines and gearboxes are from Yanmar, warranty and matching the correct type is less of an issue and in this installation, the gearboxes are 2.47:1 with an 8° down angle.

Delivering the power to the water efficiently is critical in getting both the maximum performance and economy from the displaning hull form; Peter Brady again worked with David O’Shea of Speed Propulsion and Faster Propellers to get the right propellers.

The Vessel has the CZone system and display for monitoring all componentry and equipment on the boat. This is also interfaced with the Simrad navigation system to pop up on the main screens if any pump turns on, or if an alarm goes off.

The vessel has been set up for extended cruising/ exploring and has plenty of room for dry stores and refrigeration to complete many months at sea. The boat has an extensive specifications sheet, please call for more information
Reference: EPM 419
Special Listing:
PDF Attachment:
Location: Mandurah
Region: Western Australia
Year: 2014
Designer: Peter Brady
Builder: Peter Brady
Length: 59′ 1″ (18.00m)
Beam: 6.7 m
Draft: 1.1 m
Displacement: 21,000 Kg
Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP Infused FRP construction using vinylester combined with axialcloth
Deck Material: Infused FRP construction using Vinyl_ester in combination with multi-axialcloth, with all secondary bonding epoxy resin. All resin to cloth ratios controlled by weight,batch number, time, date, overseer, with temperature and humidity records kept.
Engine: Twin Yanmar 6LYA-STP, Yanmar Gearbox's 2.47:1 reduction Bi rotational
Engine Make: Yanmar
HorsePower: 2 x 440 HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours:
Engine Hours (2nd Engine):
Fuel Consumption: 70 Lph @ Cruise
Max Speed: 24 Knots
Cruise Speed: 14 Knots
Propulsion: 2 x 4-Blade 26x26"
Genset: Mace , 15.20 Kva
Fuel Capacity: 5,400 Litres (2 x 2,700 Litres)
WaterCapacity: 1,500 Litres (2 x 250 litre and 2x 500 litre)
Galley: LAYOUT: Port side aft Galley with servery to rear deck
STORAGE: Plenty of cupboards and drawers
MICROWAVE: Panasonic Griller steamer combination oven
Refrigeration: 2x130lt 12 volt fridges, 1 x 240 v 160 lt eutectic fridge/fr
Freezer: 2x 90 lt 12 v Freezers, 1x 240 v Flake ice maker
Stove: Smev 3 burner gas top
WaterMaker: Stella 210 Lph
Hot Water System: 1 x 70 lt isotherm
Cabins: 5 x cabins, 2 forward Queens, Mid starboard Double, mid starboard single and mid port double bunk.
Berths: 9
Shower: 3 showers, one on Main deck opposite Galley, one as ensuite
Toilet: 2 x Techma large bowl electric plus Holding Tank
Air Conditioning: Marine-air 240v to each cabin, Yacht controller remote
Dinghy: 4.8m Aluminium
Ground Tackle: ANCHOR WINCH: Muir 3500 horizontal rope and chain gypsy
ANCHOR: 2 x 45 kg Manson Supreme
CHAIN: 100mx10mm SL chain 100m of 15mm rope
Safety Gear:
Bilge Pumps:
Life Raft:
Life Jackets:
Fire Protection:
Electrics: LIGHTING: Full led lighting throughout
INVERTER: 1 x inverter Charger 3500 watt- 100 amp
BATTERIES: House 6 x 12 v 1200 ah agm type deep cycle, 2 x 150 ah start, 1 x 70 ah genset,
SOLAR PANELS: 2 x 150 watt panels with regulator
Electronics/Navigation: GPS: Simrad
RADAR: Simrad open array 48 nm
RADIOS: VHF, Sat Phone
Sail Inventory:
Deck Gear:
Remarks: #S#

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