Aspen Power Catamarans from Seattle WA were in Florida to launch the newest model to south Florida. And what a showing. The new C120 3 cabin power proa did not dissapoint. From the power, to the layout, to the extras, and to the unique features designed into all Aspen models, the C120 had everything covered. And it fits in a standard slip!
Powered by the optional single Volvo 435 D6 diesel engine in the starboard hull, the C120 easily reached speeds over 20 kts at a fuel rate of about 1 gallon/mile. Cruising at 16 kts the fuel rate was half that or about 2 miles per gallon. That is unheard of in a boat this size.
The layout is enhanced by the catamaran design with a full queen size berth forward and with equal access on both sides!. The VIP berth is starboard aft and the quarter berth is under the galley on the port side. A full galley and comfortable dinnette occupy the salon with the inside steering station up front. Access to the optional flybridge is from the cockpit via a ladder. And the flybridge has a comfortable sitting area and second helm.
For those looking for a couples or a family cruiser with extreme fuel economy, a stable and smooth ride, and lots of luxury features at a reaonable price, the C120 just might be the one.