Based in Lagavulin on the Isle of Islay, StormCats, Scotland’s largest GRP boat building company, specialize in building strong, stable boats specifically designed to excel in the rigorous weather conditions which can frequent Scottish waters.
Their latest new model, the StormBreaker Island Cruiser, which was recently launched this month, is unlike any other boat you might spot in this part of the world and has attracted a great deal of interest throughout her construction. The end result confirms that she is guaranteed to turn heads wherever she goes.
She shares the same hull as the hugely popular StormBreaker, whose hydrodynamic, cathedral hull design was originally used by American Special forces. StormCats modified the basic design to create a fast, spacious leisure boat, while the StormBreaker Island Cruiser enhances the package by including luxurious overnight facilities within a dynamic wheelhouse. She shares the same reinforced structure as all StormCats boats, making her ideally suited to our unpredictable and often tough conditions. At the same time, her stylish, streamlined appearance gives a strikingly sleek effect.
She has a length of 23 feet, a beam of 8.7 feet, and a draft of 1.2 feet. The wheelhouse has full standing head height with two berths, a fold down teak table, fridge, cooker, microwave, toilet, and ample storage space, and the interior is carpet lined with teak effect decking. She has a shallow draft and her wide beam gives her a comfortable, spacious cabin, alongside a large deck area with seating for four. She cruises at 22 knots and has a top speed of 30 knots.
She will soon be handed to her proud new owners in Nairn on the East Coast, and further details can be found on www.stormcats-islay.com which includes detailed information, videos, and photographs, as well as up to date news of events, new models under development and special offers on boats and equipment in stock.