Barker Boatworks has just announced the debut of its new 40 High Performance Catamaran, the company’s new quad-powered flagship designed by Michael Peters. “We’re very excited to offer this high-performance fishing catamaran,” says Kevin Barker of Barker Boatworks and the Strike Force Seven Boat Group. “With a pedigree of 20 UIM Offshore World Championships from Michael Peters Yacht Design, backed by more than 100 years of combined boat-building experience among our talented team of technicians, the 40HPC will exceed expectations at the offshore canyons as easily as cruising to dinner along the ICW.”
The new planing hull comes standard with quad Mercury 300 Verados and Optimus 360 joystick control. Factory performance tests produced top speeds in the mid-80 mph range. Fuel economy ranged from 0.8 mpg at 60 mph to 0.95 mpg at 40 mph.
The 40HPC features twin 55-gallon livewells in the transom and two more in the deck. Barker plumbed the wells through a Hooker Sea Chest with twin 2,500 gph variable-speed pumps and an oversized stainless-steel pickup to keep baits frisky. Forward and amidships Frigid Rigid fish boxes provide a combined 664 gallons of insulated storage for the day’s catch.
The standard hardtop comes with a 15-rod rocket launcher, Gemlux outrigger mounts and 22-foot carbon-fiber outrigger poles. Thirty-eight additional Gemlux rod holders reside on the transom, console and covering boards. Four electric-reel plugs also come standard, along with lockable rod storage.
Port and starboard boarding doors allow anglers to more easily boat big fish. Other standard features include a three-sided tempered glass enclosure, three-across helm seating, a tackle center, twin Garmin 8624 MFDs, Garmin GMR Fantom 6-foot open array radar, Siren Marine security, and an Airmar 2 kW in-hull transducer.
LOA: 40 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 11 ft. 10 in.
Weight: 15,000 lb. (rigged)
Draft: 2 ft. 2 in.
Transom Deadrise: N/A (cat)
Fuel Capacity: 670 gal. (770 gal. optional)
Max HP: 1,800 hp
MSRP: Available on request