Hydrolift SPORTCAT 22
|SC22||6.70 m||2.30 m||480 kg||150 - 225 hp|
|SC22-R||6.70 m||2.30 m||400 kg||2 liter / 4 liter|
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|SportCat 22 was introduced 1990 and came to replace the extremely popular
T20 as the performance boat if you wanted to be fastest on the sea. In
1989, the general opinion was that catamarans were fast on flat water, but in rough sea,
they were inferior to the monohulls. However,
Egil Ranvig, the designer of the classic Hydrolift boats, had started to notice some interesting things. At the time, he was racing actively with the R-20 in the often brutal sea conditions of
The boat he was talking about was the Lynx catamaran, designed by famous
designer, Chris Hodges. I don't know the exact story behind it, but eventually, the Lynx
ended up in possession of Hydro Design. the company behind the Hydrolift boats.
A catamaran sports boat was something new. Not many people new
what it was like riding a catamaran and the Sportcat quickly became the name of the game
Egil Ranvig had done it again. He repeated the
success of the T-20 and created a very attractive sports boat that somehow managed to win
offshore races against pure racing designs.
This was the beginning of the catamaran era for Hydrolift.
SPORTCAT 22 - R
The pictures show SportCat 22 in racing version,
The extreme looks quickly attracted some top teams and high profile sponsors.