Meilahn Gemini 52′
Applied Concepts’ first entry into the catamaran market is the amazing Gemini Meilahn 52’.
This is a yacht you have to see to believe.
The idea was to build an American-made shallow-draft vessel, customized to each buyer’s wishes, with a power-cat hull system offering zero interruption to the interior design with a wider than usual beam. The result was the Meilahn 52.
The 52-footer sports 52’0″ LOA with a 19’3″ beam. This allows a two-stateroom, two-head layout with a full galley, and a saloon that seats up to eight guests. Topside there’s a dinette area for six, dual helm chairs, expansive cockpit seating for many and a hot-tub.
Her propulsion system utilizes two Arneson Surface Drives (ASD 12), powered by two turbo-charged Yanmar 900-hp diesels. The builder reports that the Gemini 52 can reach cruising speeds between 27 and 45 mph at 1800 to 2200 rpm, with a top speed over 50 mph at 2400 rpm.
The 52’s exterior and interior design are the vision of Steve French and Applied Concepts. Her hull and superstructure is built of composite fiberglass, corecell, and carbon fiber.