We do seem to love our power catamarans here in the Pacific Northwest. Whether we are talking about ecotourism (see the I Dream of Orcas feature in our July, 2016 issue) or successful local recreational builders like Aspen Power Catamarans out of Burlington, Washington, power cats are definitely making waves. The L90 LX from Aspen is the latest addition to their fleet and looks like a fun-filled, compact package.
The L90 X is essentially a crossover that seeks to strike a balance between the comfort of a launch and the functionality of a center console. Features like a large enclosed head, the option for dry storage, two large fish wells, and party-boat style seating aren’t often found in the same boat in this size range. The layout has an emphasis on ease of use with full walk-around seating and sleek custom T-top for rain protection. Generous deck and below-deck space translates to ample room for lounging and stowage.
She is powered by an upgraded Volvo Penta D3 220 horsepower inboard diesel engine. The catamaran design allows for a fuel efficient consumption rate of five gallons per hour at cruising speed. The standard 65-gallon fuel tank gives her a range of around 260 miles at 20 knots, and the optional expedition tanks can give the same skipper 420 miles of range. She’s island ready if you are.
What’s more, each hull is wide open to customization and can be altered to be the vessel of your dreams. This boat looks like a great way to enjoy the comfort of a larger vessel with the same no-fuss functionality of a runabout. If you’re interested, contact Aspen Power Catamarans. Prices start at $149,900. For more information visit aspenpowercatamarans.com.