Performance and safety


ORC's are performance catamarans. How do they compare with the rest of the production?

The chart below compares various catamaran performance and stability main criteria.Β 

Performance boats are typically light with large sail area. These parameters are combined in the upwind sail area over the boat weight in a ratio that allows comparison between different boat design and size. On the chart vertical axis, the high performance boats are on the upper side of the chart.

Stability of multihulls is a factor of the boat width and the boat weight. The wider and heavier the boat is, the more stable. This is expressed in the righting moment which can be simplified for comparison purpose to the boat weight factor of the boat half width. On the chart horizontal axis, the more stable boats are on the right side of the chart.