Water Bug - an SUV catamaran powerboat
11 December 2014 Editor 4 Comments
The Water Bug is an experimental catamaran motorboat designed and built by Russell Brown of Port Townsend Watercraft. It uses a pair of Tornado catamaran hulls as the base, and is extremely efficient, getting 20mpg at 11 knots, while loaded AND pulling a dinghy. Russell uses it like a water-born SUV - hauling stuff and going camping. The “car” is plywood/epoxy construction, it was drawn on the back of an envelope so there are no plans.
Proa File has a personal interest in fuel efficient multihull motorboats and like Russell, we hope to see more of them on the water to replace gas guzzling, inefficient powerboats.