New 25-meter concept in catamaran design
Amasea Yachts is a relatively new brand in yachting which presents new way to create traditional catamaran design. They build three-decked catamarans, instead of conventional two, from aluminium instead of fibreglass. She will be able to cross the Atlantic without any extra refuelling; ideal for long range exploration, she boasts sufficient dry and cold storage to remain at sea for up to 6 weeks without re-provisioning, according to Yacht Harbour.
The first model is 25-metre, with exterior design and naval architecture by Dr. Albert Nazarov, who is a huge specialist in high-speed catamarans. Production is meant to be limited and exclusive, with a high level of customization, so the clients will be able to choose their preferable interior designer and choose among high quality materials for outfitting and for the whole construction. The idea is that the yachts will be finished at a shipyard in Italy or the Netherlands.
“I decided to go back to the drawing board when I was in the market for a 20-25m catamaran to cruise the world, but couldn’t find what I was looking for,” says Amasea Yachts founder Jack Wijnants. “They were all expensive, limited in how much the interiors could be personalised, and generally finished using low-quality materials. Moreover, there was very little privacy for guests, as the crew have to use the same galley facilities. The whole story started with our own requirements that could not be met by composite builders. So I decided to develop my own catamaran, and on showing it to some yacht broker friends, they told me that I should market it.”
Amasea 84 will have an extra deck, so crew will have their own dedicated service area. Having 3 decks instead of 2 introduces much more flexibility in terms of layout. The master suite, for example, can be on the main or lower deck and the yacht is designed with two galleys: one for guest use and a smaller one for the crew.
For the production, Amasea Yachts is setting up its own shipyard in Turkey. There, the hull and superstructure in 5083 aluminum alloy will be built. The hull will be specially reinforced for world cruising in high latitudes.
The first 25m unit will be completed in 18-20 months to complete. The subsequent build times will be 13-16 months with a maximum production of 7 units per year, which means that the units will be highly-customized and exclusive.