How long does it take to construct a yacht hull? The one for the Long Island 78 Power, a catamaran from JFA Yachts, takes shape pretty quickly in this time-lapse look.
JFA Yachts announced it had signed a contract for this power cat last year. Measuring 77’9” (23.72 meters), the yacht places an emphasis on low fuel consumption and comfort, particularly for long-range cruising. These are among the things that attracted the owner of hull number one in the series. The shipyard pledges he’ll enjoy transatlantic range. Furthermore, it says, the Long Island 78 Power will see a 12-knot cruise and 15-knot top speed under half load, with twin 500-hp diesel engines.
The semi-custom megayacht is still in the early stages of construction, as you can tell by the video. However, she has several interesting features that will set her apart on the water. For instance, the Long Island 78 Power doesn’t just have a lounging area forward of her superstructure. She also has a saltwater pool here. In addition, she’ll have a cozy enclosed wheelhouse on her flying bridge, atypical of catamarans like this. Finally, construction is unusual, with an aluminum hull and composite superstructure.
The Long Island 78 Power is intended for an owner’s party of 10. The owner gets a suite in the port-side hull, as does a guest. Three additional guest staterooms sit in the starboard-side hull. Everyone will enjoy an open-plan layout on the main deck. Here, the unobtrusive galley blends in with the dining and lounging areas. A chart table is further in proximity.
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