Schionning Arrow 1360
Duet : a Schionning Arrow 1360 has now SOLD
High performance cruising catamaran.
See the Owner’s Walk Through video below.
Electric Oceanvolt engines
Launched in 2017 by Northstar Yachts of South Africa.
This Schionning Arrow 1360 has accommodation for 6 guests in 3 cabins. Two double cabins and one twin room, and two heads.
Price: €699,000 Tax Not Paid (US$ 823,911)
I owned a Catana 431 Catamaran for 10 years. During that time, I learned a lot about performance cruising Cats with daggerboards. A sailor friend took me for a spin on his home-built Schionning Cat (an old model) one day and I was impressed with the overall performance of that design. The Catana was capable of 10 – 15 knots but was very rough in a seaway and exhibited a lot of “hobby horsing” and slamming.
Although it was a nice platform for live-aboard, the design limits restricted its performance in light air (fat hulls) and although it would go to weather it beat up the crew a lot. 14 knots on that boat felt like you were pushing it to almost fall apart – shaking and vibrating like crazy. (by contrast 17 knots on Duet is a walk in the park)
Performance in Waves
After I sold it I went on a quest to find a design that had a better behaviour in a seaway, would go to weather and had good light wind performance, but would also be nice to live aboard.
I looked at all the Cat designs.. attending the Multihull boat show in France and testing designs like Outremer, Slyder, FP, Leopard, etc. Perhaps the Outremer had the best performance, but unless you bought a large one (the 45 does not have nice accommodation in my view) my goal was not possible.
Close to Wind Speed
This lead me back to the Schionnings and I was able to achieve my goals with the Arrow 1360. This is easily proved with a test sail in right conditions. Close to wind speed in most conditions from 10 knots true (for example, we routinely do 8.5 to 9 knots in 10-11 knots true).
No hobby horsing and very stable in rough conditions. The stability index is way better than a Catana, making Duet a safe, fast and comfortable cruising platform.
A Top Compromise across Price, Performance, Comfort
She is fast, comfortable and easy to handle. The common wisdom in a Catamaran is that you can have two out of three things: Price, Performance, Comfort. With Duet, I believe you have all three.
The history of the boat is that it went under a lot of improvements once it was launched and really, in all practicality wasn’t finished until 2018. It was then stored in Cape Town until it was shipped to the Med.
Beam: 24′ 1”
Hull Material: CompositeMax
Draft: 3′ 11”
Double Berths: 2
LOA – 13.6m
Beam – 7.59m
Draft – 1.2 m
Air draft – 19.5m
Fuel volume (total) – 280 Litre
Number of fuel tanks – 1
Water volume (total) – 400 Litre
Waste volume (total) – 80 Litres
Number of waste tanks – 2
Engine make and model – 2x Oceanvolt AX-10
Engine Hp – Total Electric Power is 20 KW
Engine year – 2016
Drive type – Shaft Drive
Prop type – (2) Gori 3 Blade
Generator make/ model – Fischer Panda AGT-DC 10000-48volt PMS
Generator KVA – 10KW
Generator hours – 500
Construction material – Constructed to CE Standards and Certified with CE Number. Epoxy / Corecell infusion with extensive Carbon Fibre layup (Mast, Boom, Forward Beam, Daggerboards, Rudders, Wheels.)
Covers And Canvas
Cockpit enclosure cover
Rig And Rigging
Standing rigging type – Fibre
Running rigging type – Dynema
Furling headsail – North Sails Jib on Schaefer Furler
Furling downwind sails – North Sails Code 0 on Carver continuous furler
Main – North Square Top
Genoa – North
Asymmetric spinnaker – North
Storm sails – North orange storm sail on removable stay
Electric anchor windlass
Windlass make/ model – Vetus Maxwell HRC-8
Wired remote control (windlass)
Antal Electric XT52 ELH (x 2)
Antal Manual 48 (x 2)
Antal Manual 46 (x 1)
Anchor – Main is an Ultra (27KG) and Mantus (85lb) spare
Anchor material – Stainless and Steel
Anchor weight – 27KG
Chain material – Hi tension 8 mm
Chain length – 250 ft
Warp length – 100 ft
Adjustable helms – inboard (out of the elements) or outboard steering (a great feature when sailing). The steps also function as seats, so it is quite comfortable when helming during sail.
Heating – reverse AC
Water maker – RO Cruise Seamaker 48v, 33 Gal / Hr.
No. of Double beds – 2
No. of Twin cabins – 1
Convertible saloon table to bunk.
Holding tank – 2
Electric toilet – Vetus Electric Heads
Interior wood finish type – Bamboo
LED interior lighting
Navigation table – Yes
Owners hull to Starboard
Bow locker with deck access
Office/studio with emergency hatch
Companion way with pantry
Head with large counter, basin and washing machine hidden behind sliding doors to one side and vanity to the other
Large shower aft with access to mechanical area (aft), and hatches to access water maker controls
Mechanical room with large deck hatch access
Guest hull, Port Hull
Bow locker with deck access
Large shower with emergency hatch and overhead hatch
Vanity/sink area with access to Air Conditioning unit inboard and broom closet outboard
Central head with small sink (shared between cabins and also acts as a day head)
Twin cabin aft with access to mechanical area (hot water, electric drives and controllers
Chartplotter – B&G
Radar – B&G 4G
VHF – B&G with Handheld
AIS – B&G send and receive
Autopilot – B&G
Wind instrument – B&G
Speed/ Log/ Depth instrument – Aiphone Multi
Navigation lights – LED
Radio – Fusion
Lifejackets – 10
Liferaft – 6 Person
Personal AIS – 2
Horseshoe – 2
MOB Recovery system
1st Aid kit
Electric bilge pump – two
Manual bilge pump – two
Tender And Mooring
Tender – AB 9.5 UL with forward locker
Outboard – Mercury 15 Hp 2 stroke
Fenders – 8
Mooring lines – 8
All painted surfaces have been recently cleaned and polished, Oil changes are done every 100 hrs, regular service on all mechanicals, etc.