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Start of building the FASTCAT 605 GREEN MOTION

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African Cats bv Ringdijk B.P. 10 1188 WC AMSTELVEEN The Netherlands Amstelveen, 09 August 2009 PRESS RELEASE AFRICAN CATS has started to build the new FASTCAT 605 GREEN MOTION This new sailing catamaran will have: • retractable electric motogens • retractable swing boards • standard build in Basalt fibre thru epoxy resin infusion She is being built in our new factory in Durban harbour. This performance cruising catamaran will have a weight of less than 13 metric T. ready-to-sail and in the optional carbon version less than 11.5 T. She will be all electric with Lithium Ion batteries used for propulsion and house batteries. There will be no gas on board. Recharging will take place in 3 ways: wind, solar and with the electric motogens while sailing. Diesel generators can be built in optionally. The hulls are already taking shape on a male mould and once the hull is ready a female mould will be made of this hull. SPECIFICATIONS:  Designer   Overall length   Waterline length   Beam   Draft   Mast height of DWL   Displacement   Sails:     mainsail    100% jib    Furling genoa    Gennaker    Stormjib   Engines         Berths    Simonis Voogd  18,34 m / 60 ft 2 inch   17,32 m / 56 ft 4 inch    9,45 m / 31 ft    1,50 ‐ 2,30 m / 4,9 ft ‐ 7,5 ft  27,60 m / 90 ft 6 inch  13.000 kilo  / 28.700 lbs    134,6 m2 / 1449 sq ft    70,0 m2 /   753 sq ft    98,5 m2 / 1060 sq ft  210,0 m2 / 2260 sq ft    20,0 m2 /   215 sq ft  2 x 40 / 50 hp diesel sail drive  2 x 18 kW elec. motogens with   Green Motion option  4 x 2 p. cabin ensuite   + opt. crew quarters  We are aiming to launch in the beginning of 2011. #### For more information contact: African Cats Tel. +31 (0) 297 582 881 Fax +31 (0) 297 532 477 Email: Info@africancats.com www.africancats.com

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