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Euro 1200 aft cabin with alternate window treatment.

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The study boat plans have lists of materials & equipment etc ... these will be a great help in costing out the completed vessel. Each DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .  contains - ALL the construction drawings of your choices of ANY THREE STUDY boat plans with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings.  You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections.  PLEASE INDICATAMARANE WHICH STUDY boat plans YOU WANT TO ORDER in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BOX on the ON-LINE-ORDER-FORM  + FREE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN POWER BOAT included on DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .. HUNDREDS OF STEP BY STEP BUILDING PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE. Us $99 - Euro €75  ORDER NOW

EURO 1200 Aft Cabin version
STEEL KIT or boat plans & CUTTING FILES  or FIBERGLASS boat plans AND FRAME PATTERNS
Based on the VERY  popular Waverunner 38....Hundreds already built. This yacht was designed with the family or entertaining in mind, this mid size motor yacht will find many admirers. The kit comes complete with steps leading down to the swim platform. A FIBERGLASS or custom ALUMINUM planing hull version would be capable of 20 - 25 knots with twin engines of suitable hp. The semi-displacement version will still cruise at 10 knots with a single 180 hp engine. A very popular boat and several have been already assembled from our kit.

This is now a WELL PROVEN design with many examples of the Euro 1200 already in service in all parts of the world.

This boat is designed in accordance with Lloyds  for category 1 (unrestricted operating / sailing area), which is much better than the EU and other Classification Societies and the  CE-A require. Complete stability calculations are included in the design package. All calculations are also cross referenced against ABS requirements to ensure that the design meets world-wide standards and specifications.

In the case of KITS, all plate parts belonging to the hull, deck and superstructure that are accurately cut to size are included. The parts are marked with the appropriate part number and engraved matching marking lines to assist in the assembly and location of the part in its position. Cutting method is Plasma / Oxygen, ensuring highest accuracy and smooth edges.
 
Plate parts are cut from Lloyds approved A Grade Shipbuilding quality STEEL that has been coated with factory applied Sigma weld MC welding primer.  We use and recommend steel plate that has the official designation ISO standard 10474 or EN 10204 with 3.1.B certificate.
L.O.A. 11.95 m

39'   11"

L.W.L. 10.33 m 33'   10"
BEAM 4.10 m 13'   5"
DRAFT 1.20 m 3'   11"
DISPLACEMENT (varies depending on version)   17,727 kg 39,000 lbs (steel)
POWER          200 - 300 HP
SEE SIMILAR DESIGNS IN WOOD EPOXY  or  FIBERGLASS

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EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

 

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EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

REPORT ON ANOTHER EURO 1200

Hi Bruce, I spoke to the owner of this Euro 1200 who’s very happy with the way she handles and sails, stability perfect, manoeuvring great. 

He cruised for about 100 hours on her in 2006 (inland and coastal waters only) but did not get her up to full engine power. She does 9.5 kn on 2800 rpm and he estimates she will do 10 to 10,5 kn on full throttle.

He had some trim tabs fitted as advised by someone in Poland but had these removed as no noticeable effect.  

He hopes to receive around Euro 300.000,= and will then start building another boat, perhaps the Atlantic40.

Regards, Edgar

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EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

Another one of the several Euro 1200 motor yachts that have been completed from our kits or cutting files and boat plans. This boat is in UK.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

Euro 1200 motor yacht that was completed from our cutting files and boat plans. This boat is in USA.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

There are several ways you could lay out the Euro 1200 to suit you own requirements.

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EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

Another way you can lay out the Euro 1200 to suit you own requirements.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

Command station in salon - there is another situated on the flying bridge.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT Aft cabin configuration.

Euro 1200 salon note galley area at front right.

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Hi, Bruce: I am glad you liked the pictures we sent you. We will be sending you more as the work progresses. We are very satisfied with the way things are working out with our boat project and grateful for the support we have received from you. Best Regards, Jorge. Jorge Sanviti Control Vehicular Argentino S.A

EURO 1200 FAMILY POWERBOAT

 

HI Bruce, The quality of cutting file is really super !  As, when the parts are now cut from plates all parts fit  together perfectly. My uncle and cousin are working for shipyard in sheet metal and welding jobs. They look how parts fit together as professional peoples are doing and comment that " that can not be done better" They mean the design and cutting job. Thats all know, Best Regards, Jussi Sippola

MANY CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ( OVER 100 ) PLUS BOATS IN THE WATER ARE INCLUDED WITH THE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .
... PLUS LOTS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DESIGN.

Euro 1200 sea trials             Thursday 8Th May 2003.

We gladly accepted the opportunity to be on board the Bruce Roberts Euro 1200 built by Kregting Jachtservices on the 8th of May at Jirnsum in the heart of Holland’s cruising paradise, the province of Friesland for some sea trials.

Upon arrival, our first look at the “live” Euro 1200 gave us a very pleasant impression of the real thing. Moored sideways, her beautiful lines and the dark blue hull with white saloon and flybridge ensure an eye-CATAMARANching effect second to none.

We boarded the ship all at the same time from the same side and to our surprise she did not roll at all, the builder commented “How’s that for stability?”  We were welcomed by the owner / builder in the spacious aft cockpit, easily accommodating the group of 8 persons.

The next pleasant surprise was the size of the saloon, enhanced by the cockpit on the same level as well as the size of the front windows, creates an atmosphere of space and light which is unusual for a boat of this size. All facilities like inside steering position, kitchen, shower / toilet and master bedroom, all with build-in storage lockers were completed by the owner to a high standard. 

The engine compartment is accessed by a hatch in the saloon floor and is well laid out and professionally done with a refurbished DAF engine (120HP) water lubriCATAMARANed propeller shaft, batteries, boiler, tanks, electric converter and there is still sufficient space for a generator or additional fuel- and or water tanks.  

Two 3-step stairs on either side of the aft cockpit give access to the side decks and a third staircase with very nicely shaped steps leads you to the flybridge which is somewhat uncommon for Northern Europe, but what a pleasant feature to have, providing the best possible view for the captain as well as the passengers and the perfect place to be under good weather conditions. You really feel to be a King (or Queen) on the water. 

As we left the docks for our trial voyage we noticed the ship’s smooth response to the throttle and the rudder, as well as the absence of any vibration and hardly any engine noise, in spite of the non-insulated engine compartment and the reputation of refurbished DAF engines being noisy.  

We were motoring at the relaxed speed of some 8 knots at 1800 rpm at 25% throttle along the canal towards one of the many lakes in Friesland. Our next stop being a waterside terrace at the lake brought along a fair number of spectators, asking the question about the material of the hull, assuming this being GRP judging from the rounded shapes and lines. Our answer of a steel hull & deck always prompted them to knock the hull in verifiCATAMARANion.   

Some inclement weather during our return voyage prompted us to use the inside steering position which offers good visibility view all around for both passengers and captain on the slightly raised steering position.   The spacious saloon comfortably accommodates 10 persons, 6 seats on the build in bench along the starboard side and 3 separate chairs behind the steering position at port side. 

We challenged the captain to demonstrate the full forward to full reverse capabilities. At a speed of 12 knots it takes less than half the ships length to stop which is an excellent achievement.  

We returned to the marina and mooring the Euro 1200 in reverse alongside proved to be as easy as can be, with some assistance from the bow thruster. The ship responds well to the rudder in reverse mode, again without any noticeable vibration or noise. This concluded a truly remarkable experience on the Euro 1200, thanks to the favourable weather conditions.

All in all a most enjoyable and enlightening experience, the Euro 12 is all you claimed she would be – and more!  Thanks for a great experience, Yours, Edgar

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