Developed by Anchor Yachts

Designed by Schionning Designs

Built by Pacific Seacraft in the USA

Different by Design

  • Inside helm station with full sail controls and excellent sight lines
  • Self tacking jib boom combined with a furling boom for square top mainsail, make sail handing simple and enjoyable for one person
  • Skeg with foil provides propeller protection and improves sailing performance
  • Straight shaft drives to simplify maintenance and increase reliability
  • Kick up rudders to allow for shallow water (1’6″) operation under power, and allow the boat to rest on the protective skeg when beached
  • Large tankage – 210 gallons of fuel, 105 gallons of water
  • Weighing less than 20,000 lbs (with full tanks) makes for a truly light performance cruising catamaran, which is easily driven with routine cruising speeds of 15 knots+ and capable of 25+ knots
  • Hull, deck, and structural bulkheads are built with foam cores utilizing additional carbon fiber and kevlar layers in high load areas to achieve optimum strength with minimum weight

Razor Cat 52 – Overview

The focus of this design is elegant performance. An offshore capable multihull which is easily controlled and operated by one person from the safety and comfort of a central inside helm station, featuring 360 degree views throughout the bridge deck. All lines (with the exception of the genoa/spinnaker sheets) lead to two electric reversible winches located either side of the helm. The genoa/ spinnaker sheets are handled by the two electric reversible winches in the cockpit (that can also be controlled remotely at the helm). Couples that have spent time cruising know how critical it is to be able to handle the boat easily while on watch without having to wake your partner, this is not possible on most current catamaran designs.

A properly designed and constructed catamaran can be a very fast, but only if it remains light and easily driven. This design has relatively narrow hulls with dagger boards, along with simple powerful rig. The high bridge deck clearance minimizes pounding in a seaway and greatly adds to the comfortable motion aboard while sailing. All systems are designed to be easily accessed and maintained, a critical feature on any true cruising sailboat.

The bridge deck offers indoor/outdoor living at its finest, with excellent sight lines while seated and standing, both in the salon as well as on the aft deck. While the inside helm is the control center of the boat, the large U-shaped galley is the heart of the boat and is located on the bridge deck across from the dinette with easy access to the aft deck. The galley features a bar, under counter fridge/freezer drawers, a large sink, a proper stove with oven, along with substantial counter space and storage.

The accommodations in each hull are configured to provide a generous aft cabin with a queen berth that is easy to get into from the foot of the berth, along with ample storage. Moving forward is a single midship berth (which makes an excellent sea berth or provides additional storage when not needed). Next is a large forward head compartment with separate shower stall. On the occasion you have additional guests the dinette also converts to a spacious double berth.

The market has seen an ever increasing demand for catamarans, particularly among sailors who have previously owned cruising monohulls. These buyers are looking for a catamaran that is well built offering: speed, comfort, and safety that is easy to handle while remaining a joy to sail. They also want a design that allows them to enjoy indoor/outdoor living (while underway and at anchor) in a way that is not possible on a traditional monohull. However, most catamarans on the market are designed and built for the charter market, which focuses on maximizing the number of berths and interior accommodations without concern of the adverse effects it has on sailing performance. The Razor Cat focuses on what experienced sailors are looking for in a performance cruising catamaran.

Razor Cat 52 – Specifications

  • LOA – 52 ft
  • BOA – 26’ 4”
  • Ratio beam/length – 13.7:1
  • Draft (boards up) – 1’6”
  • Draft (boards down) – 6’2”
  • Bridgedeck clearance – 3′
  • Full Displacement – 19,730 lbs (full tanks)
  • Lightship Displacement – 17,000 lbs (empty tanks)
  • Payload – 5,732 lbs
  • Engines – 2 x 45 hp diesels with straight shafts, or optional Ocean Volt hybrid system
  • Tankage – 105 gal. water, 210 gal. fuel
  • Headroom – 6’9”
  • Mast clearance – 64’
  • Jib sail area – 419 square feet
  • Mainsail area – 861 square feet
  • 6 degree mast rake, square top mainsail



The development of the Razor Cat is the result of my personal experiences cruising with my wife  aboard our performance offshore catamaran, as well as my 15+ years in the yacht sales industry listening to what my clients have been searching for in a cruising catamaran.

I am excited to be working with such a talented team to bring the Razor Cat to life:

Schionning Designs has been designing performance multihulls for over 25 years. Credited with over 400 boats on the water and cruising the world and zero failures on record, speaks to the success of their designs.

Pacific Seacraft has earned a reputation as a highly skilled builder of ocean going yachts, which they build with pride in Washington, NC USA. Their passion for boat building will be evident from your initial contact, throughout the entire build process, and after you take delivery of your new Razor Cat.

I am confident that the Razor Cat’s combination of innovative design, easily controlled sailing performance, and exceptional build quality, will bring joy to her owners and all aboard.

Elevate your sailing experience with the Razor Cat 52.

Josh Hodgson – Anchor Yachts

Razor Cat 52 Layout

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Razor Cat 52 – Features

  1. Built using carbon fiber and Kevlar in the high stress areas to ensure the optimum strength while keeping the weight down
  2. Layout designed with single inside helm station, and removable tillers for outdoor steering when desired
  3. Large sliding hatch over inside helm to allow for easy sail inspection and ventilation
  4. Harken 60 electric self-tailing Rewind Radial primary winches mounted either side of the helm with clutches for the following lines:
    – Halyards (Mainsail, Jib, Genoa, Spinnaker)
    – Furling lines (Mainsail, Jib, Genoa)
    – Jib Sheet, jib outhaul, jib boom topping lift
    – Mainsheet
    – Main boom topping lift
    – Daggerboard control lines
  5. Harken 60 electric self-tailing Rewind Radial Genoa winches on the aft coaming in the cockpit with controls at helm as well
  6. Power electric line driver for mainsail traveler, controls at helm as well as each aft winch. Traveler can also be controlled by aft winches if needed as a manual back up.
  7. Large U-shaped gourmet galley with cockpit bar: featuring two Virtifrigo under counter drawer refrigerator/ freezer, induction stove with oven, as well as substantial storage space with a pantry and additional counter space forward of the galley
  8. Cockpit has a full hard bimini, a bar, along with a grill and beverage fridge built in to the aft coaming
  9. Large flush solar panel array on top of salon/ bimini
  10. Each hull features aft cabin with queen berth abundant storage, a single midship berth orientated fore and aft, with a head and separate shower forward (with access to a bow locker through a watertight hatch)
  11. Vacuflush electric toilets in each hull
  12. Electronics package: owners choice (such as B&G, Garmin, or Raymarine)
  13. Jefa transmission steering system with carbon rudders, and carbon wheel
  14. Protective skeg with foil forward of the outdrives that protects the props and provides lift for the vessel, as well as safe beaching with optional kick up rudder system
  15. Jib on Bamar GFM roller furler
  16. Self-tacking carbon jib boom for jib
  17. Genoa/code zero on Bamar RLG EVOS roller furler
  18. Square topped mainsail
  19. Option: furling boom configured to accommodate a square-topped mainsail
  20. Option: Carbon Fiber mast
  21. Option: Carbon fiber furling V-boom
  22. Option: Kick up rudder system (allows for beaching and shallow water operation while motoring)
  23. Option: OceanVolt electric propulsion system (in lieu of twin 45 hp Yanmar diesel engines)
    – 2 x AXC 20 electric shaft drive motor systems
    – Polar DC 26KW DC generator
    – Valence 17.5KWh Lithium battery bank
  24. Option: Dometic Turbo 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning/heating in each hull
  25. Option: Espar D5LC diesel force air cabin heaters in each hull
  26. Option: Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Watermaker
  27. Option: Offshore Cruising Tenders 350 carbon fiber tender

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