The plan is for the 47LRC to be a family cruiser, capable of covering long distances in comfort, like a trawler. To that end, the boat has wave-piercing bows, like many passenger and cargo ferry cats, instead of planing hulls. That design produced a soft ride on San Francisco Bay’s moderate seas and is likely to do the same in larger seas.
Given its social spaces, its two-stateroom, two-head arrangement, its flybridge, its ease of docking and its ability to cruise slow like a trawler but go twice as fast, what the Journey Cat 47LRC provides is versatility. A cruising couple can run it, a family can stay comfortable and a large group can make a day of it.