Sweet Carolisa sails the seas

The latest 9.7m Cheetah sailed to her new homeport of Nieuwpoort between the stormy intervals last month. With storms predicted and a general unsettled outlook new owner Patrick Van Hellemont taped a plotter to the console and headed to Belgium.

On arrival and in time for the official measuring of the new Cheetah – 10 hours and 300 miles later professional Sea Bass Angler Patrick said he couldn't believe the handling. The front windows stayed completely dry. The handling of the boat at sea and also with docking is even better that the older type.

Sweet Carolisa left the Cheetah workshops as a Stage B build with engines and twin 225hp Honda and 350 litre fuel systems fitted. The 2.6m wheelhouse designed with long transits between fishing sites in the North Sea features raised seating and work space with the starboard side left as open space. Whilst awaiting the final paperwork and license from the Dutch authorities Patrick will complete the fit out and installation of electronics for his north sea trips.

Phillipe having already fished for two years from the older style 9.7m Cheetah couldn’t believe the latest modifications to the design. ‘The front windows stayed completely dry. The handling of the boat at sea and also with docking is even better that the older type.’

Sweet Carolisa is powered by twin 225hp Honda with top speeds of 40 knots and economical cruise of 23 knots at 3500rpm.

Statistics
LOA 9.7m
Beam 3.7m
Draft 0.4 min
Wheelhouse 2.6m
Top Speed 35 Knots
Cruise Speed 17.5 Knots
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