Marc Pajot is no stranger to sailing. The Olympic medalist has participated in high-profile events, including the America’s Cup. Pajot is also no stranger to racing multihulls. He believes so strongly in the advantages of multihulls that he put together a team to create the Catamaran 110. Several shipyards are still in discussion to build her. But, she promises her owners flexible operations thanks to diesel-electric propulsion, plus reliance on solar panels. This explains why Pajot says she represents the “birth of a real E yacht.”
Catamarans have low hydrodynamic drag, of course. The electric motors in the diesel-electric system will reportedly allow carbon-dioxide-free coastal travel upwards of 30 nautical miles. Then consider the 752 square feet (70 square meters) of solar panels, feeding a battery bank. This, in turn, allows generator-free usage of hotel loads at anchor and at night.
Pajot’s Catamaran 110 additionally combines an aluminum hull with a composite superstructure, and of course a carbon fiber rig. Nicolas Fauroux, who has more than four decades of naval-architecture experience, asserts reliable performance in light air along with 15- to 16-knot cruising speeds. The 109’9” (33.5-meter) megayacht further has an upwind sail area of 4,542 square feet (422 square meters). Four to six crew should find the boomless square-topped mainsail and headsails on furlers quick to deploy. Short-handed operations shouldn’t be an issue, either, due to automated deck hardware with fingertip controls.
The quiet nature of the electric motors and the peace of cruising under sail complement customizable relaxation areas spanning the 46-foot (14.12-meter) beam. In fact, Pajot’s Catamaran 110 devotes 234 square feet (22 square meters) to your suite, forward on the main deck. It has private alfresco space, too. If you have Very Important People you want to take cruising, you can have two VIP staterooms aft, with private terraces. An alternate choice here is a beach club.
Regardless, the Catamaran 110 provides you with more than 2,150 square feet (200 square meters) of lounging and dining areas on the flying bridge alone.
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