mala conducta/Morrelli & Melvin Catamaran

We were commissioned, through an old friend and yacht broker, Bob Rodgers of Rodgers Yacht Sales in Noank, CT, to build a 60' Morrelli & Melvin of Huntington Beach, CA.

The cat has been set up for family cruising, but she is also awesomely fast! We kept her as light and nimble as possible which has become the norm here. We conducted extensive testing to determine whether to build the hull with pre-preg or SCRIMP infusion methods.  We ultimately decided to go with the pre-preg and utilized advanced composites such as carbon fiber, Kevlar and E-glass.  The owners were very involved in the mock-up review process in which many changes were made, which once again proves what an important tool the mockup is in building a custom boat. She has have a modern interior and straight engine drives. Check back more often as we add more photos from her sea trials. 

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  • 05/12/2009 First Sea Trials   © 2009 Billy Black
    First Sea Trials   © 2009 Billy Black
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  • 12/01/2008 Fitting joinery around ringframes  
    Fitting joinery around ringframes  
  • 12/08/2008 Fitting head door  
    Fitting head door  
  • 12/08/2008 Running wires to navigation station in pilothouse  
    Running wires to navigation station in pilothouse  
  • 12/15/2008 Fwd cockpit doors have been installed  
    Fwd cockpit doors have been installed  
  • 12/15/2008 Underwing has been painted  
    Underwing has been painted  
  • 12/15/2008 Looking into galley through pilothouse window  
    Looking into galley through pilothouse window  
  • 12/29/2008 Installing insulation in aft berth A.C. air box.  
    Installing insulation in aft berth A.C. air box.  
  • 01/12/2009 Installing teak in aft cockpit and transom steps.  
    Installing teak in aft cockpit and transom steps.  
  • 01/12/2009 Portlights have been installed in port hull.  
    Portlights have been installed in port hull.  
  • 01/12/2009 Installing upper cabinet in starboard hull fwd cabin.  
    Installing upper cabinet in starboard hull fwd cabin.  
  • 01/19/2009 Installing deck hatch drains in fwd cabin  
    Installing deck hatch drains in fwd cabin  
  • 01/26/2009 Installing helm station  
    Installing helm station  
  • 02/03/2009 Running wires to electric panel  
    Running wires to electric panel  
  • 01/29/2009 Gluing on face panel in aft cabin  
    Gluing on face panel in aft cabin  
  • 02/09/2009 Boot stripe and cove stripe have been painted on.  
    Boot stripe and cove stripe have been painted on.  
  • 02/23/2009 Fitting electronics pod by navigation seat.  
    Fitting electronics pod by navigation seat.  
  • 02/23/2009 Fitting upper cabinets in port head.  
    Fitting upper cabinets in port head.  
  • 03/02/2009 Laying out hinge and struts for upper cabinets in fwd cabin.  
    Laying out hinge and struts for upper cabinets in fwd cabin.  
  • 03/16/2009 Looking outboard from main salon.  
    Looking outboard from main salon.  
  • 03/23/2009 Fitting maple over the topside stiffener.  
    Fitting maple over the topside stiffener.  
  • 03/30/2009 Fitting corian countertop in starboard head.  
    Fitting corian countertop in starboard head.  
  • 03/30/2009 Installing Trampoline.  
    Installing Trampoline.  
  • 04/09/2009 Launch day.  
    Launch day.  
  • 04/09/2009 Launch day.  
    Launch day.  
  • 04/09/2009 Launch day.  
    Launch day.  
  • 04/09/2009 Launch day.  
    Launch day.  
  • 04/09/2009 Launch day.  
    Launch day.  
LOA: 61' 2 7/16
LWL: 59' 7/16
Beam: 28' 6 3/8
Min. Draft: 1' 10 3/4
Max. Draft: 8' 10 5/8
Displacement: 34,000 max load
Sail Area: Main = 1333.7 sq. ft.
Type: Sailing
Designed By: Morrelli and Melvin
Builder: Lyman-Morse
Construction: Prepreg Carbon Fiber
Hull Material: Pre-Preg Carbor Fiber with Kevlar/Eglass outer skin
Mast Height: 64'
Boat Engine: Volvo D255

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