First Hornet tender to be launched by CNC
by Raphael Montigneaux
The Hornet is a 13.65m 'go-fast boat' designed by the in-house team and Franck Raynaud. She is an evolution of the Plascoa 1300 FIC, a fast patrol boat developed by the yard for coastal defence duties. A far cry from her original sister, the Hornet has a modern and aggressive design, and she is entirely customisable.
The Hornet is approved for a maximum of 12 passengers. Seven bolster seats will comfortably accommodate passengers during high-speed cruises, and a cabin could accommodate two persons with a day-head.
Built in composite, the deep V hull of the Hornet will provide for impressive performances. Twin 800hp MAN engines coupled to Arneson shafts and Rolla blades will help her achieve a top speed in excess of 50 knots.
The first Hornet will make her debut at the upcoming Festival de la Plaisance of Cannes in September.