Unique features of the TEK-35
WIDE BEAMTraditionally catamarans had a beam to length ratio of 50%:
HIGH TECH CONSTRUCTIONThe wide beam of the TEK-35 (68.6%) requires a greater amount of strength both in compression (MAST) and in tension (MAIN SHEET) than the typical catamaran (50%). John Shuttleworth incorporates the techniques of the aircraft industry for stressed skin construction.
Carbon fibre (10X the strength of steel by weight) takes the focused loads of the MAST, FORESTAY, MAIN SHEET, DAGGER BOARD, RUDDERS and distributes them to the glass skins of the structure. The skins use directional glass fibres (NO WOVEN CLOTH OR MATT) to distribute the loads over wide areas. The core materials between the skins add stiffness and allow the full bonding of all bulkheads, floors, interior modules, etc.
These methods keep the boat LIGHT, VERY STRONG and EXCEPTIONALLY STIFF.
IMPACT RESISTANCEThe TEK-35 is a beachable boat, therefore it has been heavily reinforced down the centre of the hull with 150 oz. glass and Kevlar. The Kevlar is extended well above the water line for absorbing and containing a direct impact. Crash bulkheads and watertight compartments protect from a head on collision. The most impact resistant CORE materials available today are AIREX & CORECELL - they are used throughout the TEK-35.
OPEN BRIDGE DECKThe joy of sailing needs the wind on your face and the full panoramic view of the sea. Sailing is a sport, a thrill, a pastime, a pleasure, but all your sense must be exposed to the joy.
But for those rainy days or the hot sunny days the optional cockpit dodger or bimini can be raised to accommodate the need.
The aerodynamics of the Shuttleworth designs takes full advantage of the clean air flow over the open bridge deck profile.
PERFORMANCEPerformance can mean many different things to different people.
Interior accommodations:John Shuttleworth has created an exceptional interior for a performance boat. The upholstered dining area for 6 next to the fully equipped galley (13' counter space) is a work of art. From the deep double Italian sink and taps , the French 3 burner propane stove and the newest high efficiency Italian 4 cu ft refrigerator this is a delight for on board living. An optional propane oven can be easily installed . The standard pressure system and 62 gallons of water storage can be enhanced with the optional hot water system.
All cabinet faces are high quality veneer, to be selected by owner as well as counter top.
Sleeping accommodation is divided into cabins with double berths, closet space, seating, storage and cross ventilation, The navigation area also contains a single berth which can pull out into a double berth.
The navigation area provides a chart table c/w pull out seat, work bench with storage, lounging seat, access to power panels, book shelf and room for custom electronic needs.
Both vanities (port and starboard) are complete with large wall mirrors, medicine chest (easily removed to access large storage area), molded in sink and storage cupboard.
The head area provides sit-down or stand up shower, head, seating area for dressing and grooming and a large hanging closet.
Floors are covered with a very high quality marine BUR-BUR broadloom. The edges are heat set, to accommodate easy removal for cleaning. The upholstery and head liner require the customers selection.