Lidgard High Performance Catamaran – Avalanche – October 2011 Published in November 04, 2011 Go! A Gary Lidgard designed 54′ custom built performance Cruising Catamaran. Not for the light hearted, this gorgeous composite built catamaran is capable of speeds in excess of 25 knots. Her new owners are a young business couple who plan to keep her based in Sydney for use primarily as a weekend escape for them and their three year old twins. As the kids get a little older and more sure footed, and as dad gets used to handling this speed machine, Avalanche will be a regular visitor to Pittwater and ports to the north. If you blink, you’ll miss her.