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Isaac Burrough: 35-Meter Catamaran Design Concept

Isaac Burrough is all set to present his new 35-meter superyacht concept to the world and we get a sneak peek. You may ask what exactly makes this catamaran design any different from other catamarans. Made almost entirely of glass, this is a concept that may just set the standard for others to follow.ib_35mcat_03-top

Rather than leaving matters to batteries and regular fuel, the superyacht is fitted with 40 solar panels that are integrated into the glass roof. The result is an impressive graphic feature that reflects a honeycomb pattern. With natural light passing through the gaps between the panels, the feature also provides privacy for those on board. As you move towards the aft, the panels make way to invite more natural light, which then leads to an open space on the sundeck.

These solar panels help to provide enough energy for lighting, communications, climate control and entertainment. By cutting the emissions from fuel consumption, the design creates a positive bond between the superyacht and nature. With five cabins, each with its own ensuite, the catamaran can host up to 10 guests. While the owner’s cabin takes up the space of the main deck, the other four cabins can be found on the lower deck.ib_35mcat_04-sundeck

The owner’s cabin provides panoramic views thanks to its open layout, complete with a large ensuite and private office space. Sharing the same level as the owner’s cabin are three distinct zones in the aft area that feature two lounges and a dining space. Not forgetting a pace for entertaining guests, the design also incorporates a bar that means everyone is well taken care of. On the outlook over the bridge sits an elliptical Jacuzzi that allows guests to stargaze once the sun sets.

Isaac Burrough Designs Catamaran Superyacht Concept

What can we tell you about a catamaran that you don’t already know? To be fair, catamarans are routinely misunderstood and we don’t have enough space here to get into it all but the one thing you should always remember is that catamarans have a space advantage over conventional yachts, as you’ll see in this concept yacht by Isaac Burrough. In this case of the new 60-meter sailing catamaran superyacht concept by Isaac Burrough, we can actually tell you a fair bit without getting pedantic. From luxurious amenities to spacious interiors, the concept is one that could rival a dream home. As you can tell more clearly from the picture below, this all still academic but a lesson worth looking into, we think.IB_60mCat_01_Front

To enter the superyacht, guests can use the private entry on the fold down hull door. One of the most attractive features — simply because it would make you do a double take — is the unique window design. Wrapping over the top of the structure, it provides a view of almost every angle in the room (think of all the star gazing one can do). Of course, this is reserved for the two VIP cabins. The other three cabins are provided ensuite bathrooms, all located on the lower port hull.

The luxurious features are certainly what we would love to see in reality. If an infinity pool wasn’t enough, the superyacht also boasts a glass bottomed Jacuzzi, outdoor cooking facilities and even an elliptical winter garden. Already stuffed to the gills (so to speak) with luxury features; the superyacht even has a 12-person cinema that can be found under the bridge. For those looking to entertain, the catamaran is also set to be equipped with a formal dining area, and a generous bar.IB_60mCat_03_Lounge

Below, near the hull door, sits a health club that has a hammam, sauna and massage area along with a beach club that can hold all the necessary equipment for water sports. Apart from paddleboards and scuba equipment, the superyacht is able to hold tenders on the main deck. In the port hull, the design can hold a 10-meter tender while the starboard hull can host a 6-meter tender and three personal watercrafts. Yes, catamarans are also multi-hull but you figured that out from the above description!

Review: Leopard Powercat 51

The Leopard Powercat 51 was designed by Simonis Voogd Design, Dutch master-designers and built by Robertson & Caine in Cape Town, one of the largest catamaran builders in the world. Simonis Voogd know how to design hulls, amongst other things, and this top-of-the-line powered catamaran has very respectable speed, efficient fuel consumption and the range to pop down to Florida from New York without stopping. Or from Hong Kong to Manila and back.

Robertson & Caine’s location on the cusp of the Indian, Atlantic and Great Southern Oceans makes for some very chancy water indeed. The company’s own-bottom blue-water delivery method means that every Leopard, power or sail, has had exposure to whatever the sea can throw at it. These are not just for pottering around in coastal waters. These are boats.Leopard-Powercat-51-Moorings-Onboard

So what do you get, apart from a proven ocean-worthy long-range family cruiser at a bargain price? 3 or 4 double cabins according to choice, an option for separate crew cabins, and the ability to personalise the interior if you order a new one. The three-cabin version provides a larger master-head and a semi-private lounge on the starboard hull. The 4 cabin version has 4 identical cabin-head combinations, two per hull. Up half a level from the cabin floor is the saloon that reaches all the internal and external spaces. Both 3-cabin and 4-cabin versions have space in the fore peaks to take additional single berths or heads.

The saloon is modestly-sized, given the room, with a kitchen-sized galley in the rear port quarter, a large 8-seat dining area forward and starboard and doorways through to the fore and aft external areas. The saloon is surrounded on all sides by windows and is always well-lit, with truly panoramic views visible from everywhere within the saloon. Even the people in the galley can enjoy the views, as well as the ergonomically-designed kitchen.Leopard-Powercat-51-dining

The foredeck is large and open, with a sheltered seating cockpit with folding tables just in front of the doorway.

The rear cockpit is more elaborate – it has steps down to the stern and the boat-lift which doubles as a swim-platform. It has steps up to the fly-bridge and its helm position (you can have another in the main saloon). It has a large dining/socialising area and more steps leading to the gangways forward.

The fly-bridge alone is large enough to seat 8, and another galley, and a forward-extending twin sunpad. The main body of the fly-bridge is covered with a hard top light roof.Leopard-Powercat-51-bedrooms

At 51ft, this is a big boat. Add a beam of 25ft and you’ve got something like 1,200 sq ft to work with on the main deck alone and it draws less than 3ft of water. There’s plenty of room for engines and 1,500 litre fuel tanks which even at maximum speed of 25kts give a range of 230nm. Cruising at a nippy 17.4kts , you get over 310nm between refueling stops. And that is with twin 370hp engines – tiddlers in the big-boat world. If you really want to get the maximum range out of this boat, set the throttle at 6.8kts, turn right and head for Florida. You’ll get there, provided you started in New York, almost 1,400nm later. Take enough food.

The saloon layout has been thought through well. As befits a boat capable of handling big waves, nothing is very far away. There’s always a handle to hold nearby, a safety-rail, and despite the openness of a full-deck 50×25 layout, there’s shelter from sun and wind, as well as rain and spray.Leopard-Powercat-51-(Light-Interior)-Moorings

SPECS
LOA: 15.54m (51’)
Beam: 7.64m (25’ 1”)
Draft: 0.98m (3’3”)
Displacement: 18,500kg
Fuel Capacity: 1,500litres
Water Capacity: 780litres
Engines: 2 x 370hp
Cruising speed: 17.4kts
Maximum Speed: 25kts
Range at cruising speed: 311nm
Range at max speed: 231nm

 

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This story first appeared in Yacht Style.

Review: Lagoon 630 MY

The Lagoon brand name is better known for its sailing yachts but its recently launched Lagoon 630 MY and return to the motor yacht sector is set to change the face of luxury motor yacht cruising. Part of CNB, a division of the Beneteau Group, Lagoon is one of the world’s largest sailing yacht producers. Asia has been an important market for the group, where catamarans are very popular due to their spaciousness and stability. Our friends at YachtStyle bring us the story of this yacht, from conception to the finished product.YS-Lagoon-360-MY-1

From the beginning of this project, the Group aimed to produce an exceptional blue-water passage maker with accommodation and equipment that made living aboard feel both safe and elegant. The Lagoon 630 MY has certainly achieved this goal and since she was launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014, has received unanimous praise wherever she goes.YS-Lagoon-360-MY-2

Designers Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) have an exceptionally strong record in multihull design, including Oracle Team USA, the winner of the hotly contested 2010 America’s Cup. Peteghem and Prévost designed the Lagoon 630 MY and she has already proven herself to be reliable and seaworthy on long ocean passages. Lagoon selected Nauta Design to give the yacht a modern, comfortable look with elegant finishes providing the luxury modern boat owners are looking for in their yachts these days.

The spacious catamaran is 63ft long and has a beam of 32ft, meaning a huge amount of space available for entertaining. The side decks are teak lined and with safety rails encircling the entire yacht you can literally run around the boat in total safety. The spacious trampoline area at the bow is the perfect spot to watch the world go by and listen to the sea rushing past.YS-Lagoon-360-MY-3

There is a seamless transition between outdoor and indoor spaces when you step onboard the yacht. The aft deck houses a comfortable lounging space as well as an alfresco dining area that can easily seat 12 guests. The aft deck is party central, housing its own bar, refrigerator, ice maker and a huge barbeque. Continuing through to the spacious main saloon, two comfortable sofas can be found on either side, one with elegant coffee table that can expand to provide a comfortable indoor dining area for 10 to 12 guests. The sofa is paired with a multifunctional table and seating arrangement.YS-Lagoon-360-MY-6

The chart table is positioned in the centre of the area, putting the navigator in a comfortable and strategically positioned location. With windows all around, the room is filled with natural light and guests have a full view of wherever the yacht is heading. Downstairs, the magic continues with a spacious galley more akin to the private kitchen in an upmarket residence. With a double fridge-freezer there is plenty of space for storing provisions, making it easy to whip up a dinner party for 12 guests. The two hulls also contain the guest and owner accommodation. The cabin arrangement is flexible and can be changed depending on whether the yacht is for private use or for charter. The VIP cabins have raised double beds, dressing tables and ensuites. There is also an option for twin bunk accommodation, which comes with a dressing table and spacious ensuite. But the real show stopper on this yacht is the owner’s long and spacious stateroom. Furnished with a queen-sized bed, the area has a separate seating area and dressing room, and the ensuite bathroom boasts a glassed-walled shower, double sink vanity and enclosed head. All this luxury is then topped off with steps leading straight up to the swim platform for that early morning swim.YS-Lagoon-360-MY-4

Access to the flybridge is from the port side of the aft deck, up a flight of stairs equipped with stainless steel handholds. An electrically actuated hatch closes off the flybridge to help keep the aft deck dry during a rainstorm. Two Simrad multifunction display screens are at each of the three helm stations; two on the flybridge aft, on either side, and one in the centre of the forward saloon. The saloon station has a joystick instead of a steering wheel, while the flybridge stations are near a seating and sunning area with a folding-leaf dining table to starboard, an outdoor kitchen and bar, and two sun pads – perfect for a crowd or family getaway. In the hardtop there is a folding fabric sunroof, allowing the host to optimise or minimise the amount of sun coming through to the flybridge seating and sunning areas.

Given the size of the yacht the boat is extremely fuel efficient and with just two Volvo D4 engines of 260 or 300HP to push her along, she is capable of top speeds of 16kts but cruises more happily in the 10 to 12kts range. The fuel capacity of 3,000 liters is perfect for long distance cruising. The custom Lagoon RIB tender is stowed on a hydraulic platform and at anchor with the tender deployed doubles as a small teak beach for swimmers. It can be lowered just beneath the water for youngsters and those looking for a lift back to the aft deck stairs after a swim or a snorkelling adventure.YS-Lagoon-360-MY-7

There are so many seating and sunning options it’s hard to grasp the size of the Lagoon 630 MY. Simply put, the aft deck is a full 247sqft and the total inside area is 893sqft – a great deal bigger than many Hong Kong flats! From her wide open Nauta-designed saloon to her spacious weather decks, the Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht is a comfortable and luxurious platform.

Specifications

  • Length overall 19.50m (63ft 11in)
  • Length waterline 18.65m (61ft 2in)
  • Beam 10.00m (32ft 10in)
  • Fresh water capacity 960 lts (254 US gal)
  • Standard fuel capacity 3000 lts (793 US gal)
  • Standard engine power 2 x 260hp
  • Optional engine power 2 x 300hp
  • Naval architects VPLP
  • Interior design Nauta Design

In Asia, Lagoon is available exclusively via Simpson Marine.

This article first appeared in Yacht Style Magazine.

Review: Lagoon 630 MY Catamaran

The Lagoon brand name is better known for its sailing yachts, but its recently launched Lagoon 630 MY and return to the motor yacht sector is set to change the face of luxury motor yacht cruising. Part of CNB, a division of the Beneteau Group, Lagoon is one of the world’s largest sailing yacht producers. Asia has been an important market for the group, where catamarans are very popular due to their spaciousness and stability.

From the beginning of this project, the Group aimed to produce an exceptional blue-water passage maker with accommodation and equipment that made living aboard feel both safe and elegant. The Lagoon 630 MY has certainly achieved this goal and since she was launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014, has received unanimous praise wherever she goes. Our friends at Yacht Style brought back the proof of the pudding in this tale.

Lagoon 630 MY

Designers Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) have an exceptionally strong record in multihull design, including Oracle Team USA, the winner of the hotly contested 2010 America’s Cup. Peteghem and Prévost designed the Lagoon 630 MY and she has already proven herself to be reliable and seaworthy on long ocean passages. Lagoon selected Nauta Design to give the yacht a modern, comfortable look with elegant finishes providing the luxury modern boat owners are looking for in their yachts these days.

The spacious catamaran is 63ft long and has a beam of 32ft, meaning a huge amount of space available for entertaining. The side decks are teak lined and with safety rails encircling the entire yacht you can literally run around the boat in total safety. The spacious trampoline area at the bow is the perfect spot to watch the world go by and listen to the sea rushing past.

There is a seamless transition between outdoor and indoor spaces when you step onboard the yacht. The aft deck houses a comfortable lounging space as well as an alfresco dining area that can easily seat 12 guests. The aft deck is party central, housing its own bar, refrigerator, ice maker and a huge barbeque. Continuing through to the spacious main saloon, two comfortable sofas can be found on either side, one with elegant coffee table that can expand to provide a comfortable indoor dining area for 10 to 12 guests. The sofa is paired with a multifunctional table and seating arrangement.

Lagoon 630 MY

The chart table is positioned in the center of the area, putting the navigator in a comfortable and strategically positioned location. With windows all around, the room is filled with natural light and guests have a full view of wherever the yacht is heading.

Downstairs, the magic continues with a spacious galley more akin to the private kitchen in an upmarket residence. With a double fridge-freezer there is plenty of space for storing provisions, making it easy to whip up a dinner party for 12 guests. The two hulls also contain the guest and owner accommodation. The cabin arrangement is flexible and can be changed depending on whether the yacht is for private use or for charter. The VIP cabins have raised double beds, dressing tables and ensuites. There is also an option for twin bunk accommodation, which comes with a dressing table and spacious ensuite. But the real show stopper on this yacht is the owner’s long and spacious stateroom. Furnished with a queen-sized bed, the area has a separate seating area and dressing room, and the ensuite bathroom boasts a glassed-walled shower, double sink vanity and enclosed head. All this luxury is then topped off with steps leading straight up to the swim platform for that early morning swim.

Lagoon 630 MY

Access to the flybridge is from the port side of the aft deck, up a flight of stairs equipped with stainless steel handholds. An electrically actuated hatch closes off the flybridge to help keep the aft deck dry during a rainstorm. Two Simrad multifunction display screens are at each of the three helm stations; two on the flybridge aft, on either side, and one in the centre of the forward saloon. The saloon station has a joystick instead of a steering wheel, while the flybridge stations are near a seating and sunning area with a folding-leaf dining table to starboard, an outdoor kitchen and bar, and two sun pads – perfect for a crowd or family getaway. In the hardtop there is a folding fabric sunroof, allowing the host to optimize or minimize the amount of sun coming through to the flybridge seating and sunning areas.

Given the size of the yacht the boat is extremely fuel efficient and with just two Volvo D4 engines of 260 or 300HP to push her along, she is capable of top speeds of 16kts but cruises more happily in the 10 to 12kts range. The fuel capacity of 3,000 liters is perfect for long distance cruising. The custom Lagoon RIB tender is stowed on a hydraulic platform and at anchor with the tender deployed doubles as a small teak beach for swimmers. It can be lowered just beneath the water for youngsters and those looking for a lift back to the aft deck stairs after a swim or a snorkeling adventure.

There are so many seating and sunning options it’s hard to grasp the size of the Lagoon 630 MY. Simply put, the aft deck is a full 247sqft and the total inside area is 893sqft – a great deal bigger than many Hong Kong flats! From her wide open Nauta-designed saloon to her spacious weather decks, the Lagoon 630 Motor Yacht is a comfortable and luxurious platform.

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  • SPECS
    Length overall 19.50m (63ft 11in)
  • Length waterline 18.65m (61ft 2in)
  • Beam 10.00m (32ft 10in)
  • Fresh water capacity 960 lts (254 US gal)
  • Standard fuel capacity 3000 lts (793 US gal)
  • Standard engine power 2 x 260hp
  • Optional engine power 2 x 300hp
  • Naval architects VPLP
  • Interior design Nauta Design

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Branson’s Necker Belle Sets BVI Regatta Record

necker belle

Sir Richard Branson just set a new record in the British Virgin Islands with his 105-ft. carbon fibre catamaran Necker Belle.

While manning the helm Branson had the distinction of captaining the largest multihull to ever participate in a BVI regatta.

While he didn’t actually win the race, he added one more honorific to his considerable list and got some great advertising for the stylish craft, which charters out at $100,000 per week. Originally built in 2003 it was relaunched in 2009.
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London City Cruises

London’s sightseeing boats get pre-Olympic upgrade

London City Cruises

A London tour guide company has revealed plans to build the city’s largest sightseeing boat ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

City Cruises, which runs river sightseeing tours in the British, said May 27 that it would launch its new 600-passenger vessel on the River Thames by Spring 2012, describing it as a “next generation leisure and tourism vessel.”

The design, which will be London’s largest scheduled sightseeing vessel, is being built at a cost of £4 million and will ferry passengers between popular tourist spots such as Parliament, the Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich.
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Catamarans for luxury-loving hotel guests

Catamaran four seasons

For the ultimate luxury hotel experience nowadays, it seems travelers need to pick a property with a catamaran.

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has just launched Navigator, its custom-built catamaran which will be on hand to take guests wherever they choose in the sparkling blue seas of Bora Bora island.

The boat, which is the largest capacity craft on the French Polynesian island, boasts a full bar, dining tables, rooftop sundeck, bathroom and showers, along with a dual sound system on both decks for late night parties.
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Asia Boating Awards 2010

The sixth edition of the Prestigious Asia Boating Awards will be hosted this year at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.

For the first time ever, the Asia Boating Awards, the top event of the yachting calendar in Asia, will be staged in Hong Kong at the upcoming Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show on May 8, 2010.

Organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, the awards recognise the best yachts globally as well as top Asia-based yacht builders, Asia-based regattas, Asian marinas and yacht clubs, best maritime city in Asia and Asia’s top yachting personality.

This is the sixth edition of the Asia Boating Awards, having being staged in Singapore and Bangkok with the last two editions taking place in Shanghai.
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World’s biggest solar-powered boat unveiled

What its makers say is the world’s biggest boat powered by the sun was unveiled in Germany on Thursday ahead of its planned circumnavigation of the globe in 2011 — the first under solar power.

“This is a unique feeling to see in front of me today a boat which I so often dreamed about,” said Raphael Domjan, the boat’s future skipper.

The sleek, 31- by 15-metre (100 by 50 foot) catamaran, known as PlanetSolar, 35 metres by 23 metres when flaps at the stern and the sides are included, will be “silent and clean,” say its makers, also called PlanetSolar.

The vessel will be able to achieve a top speed of around 15 knots, (25 kilometres per hour), and can accommodate 50 people on its round-the-world voyage.
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70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass Yacht

The 70 Sunreef Power Sea Bass is making its U.S. debut this month at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.

This luxury-latent catamaran was made for high seas with its spacious interiors and plentiful deck space.

In-house teams handled both the naval architecture and interior designs of the70-foot yacht.


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European Yacht of the Year winners unveiled

The winners of the European Yacht of the Year Award have been unveiled at the boot Düsseldorf show.

The Luxury Cruiser award went to Halberg Rassy’s 372, an 11.35-meter performance yacht that was praised for being “surprisingly fast” and having “fantastic performance in rough seas.”

Boasting five deck hatches for access to the luxurious interior, the craft marries “quality in materials with modern taste for light interiors” according to the judges.
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Richard Branson’s Catamaran Is Open For Charter

Richard Branson has completed a refit of his 105-foot carbon fiber catamaran and is offering it for charter this season, starting next month.

Originally launched as the Lady Barbaretta in 2003 and now named Necker Belle, she spent two years being done over at Australia’s Azzura Marine and their in-house fittings division AM Interiors.

The speedy little tart is capable of topping 20 knots while under sail and 18 knots under power with all the stability one would expect of a big cat.
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Audi R8 Themed Catamaran

Catamarans have become increasingly popular over the last year or so. This one is the creation of Swedish design and engineering firm Vizualtech (designer : Bo Zolland), which was contacted by a customer from Dubai who was seeking a new design for a race boat. Starting with an R8 as its inspiration, Vizualtech set about creating what it is now named the Biocat R8 racing catamaran.

According to the Swedish designer, the 8.8 meter long R8 speedboat has been designed to use a V10 biodiesel marine engine or two smaller 320 HP diesel units helping it to achieve a theoretical top speed of 110 MPH.

The R8 Catamaran has an Audi inspired design and equally impressive technology that goes with it. The boat comes in a number of cool colors like metallic gray, black and red.

Vizualtech exec Bo Zolland is yet to confirm whether the Biocat will be produced but states that the original customer that commissioned the design is very happy with the initial concept.

Porsche Design goes into luxury yacht business

Porsche Design Group on Wednesday announced the signing of a design and marketing agreement with Singapore-based yacht builder, Royal Falcon Fleet.

Under this agreement Porsche Design will design luxury catamarans and mega-yachts for Royal Falcon Fleet on an exclusive basis in addition to developing a marketing concept for the yachts.

The first project is what you see in the photo above, a motor catamaran that is over 40 meters (135 feet) long. Porsche Design will design both the hull exterior and interior of the catamaran.
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The Practical Super Yacht

Built with disabled individuals in mind but offering far more than expected, the Stability 60 is a yacht combined with a catamaran and SWATH technology delivering a stable ride in all depth of waters and all weather conditions.

Employing multiple push-button options for raising and lowering the anchor as well as the entire yacht it is accessible and easily enjoyed.

There is a long list of exciting additions to the boat that couldn’t possibly all be mentioned here but its safe to say this boat is party ready, fishing friendly, easy to maintain and incredibly changeable to suit the conditions or your wishes for $700,000.
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