Less than six months after unveiling a diesel-electric and solar-powered catamaran, Marc Pajot has a builder lined up. The Pajot-designed Catamaran 110 will come to realization at Italy-based Wider Yachts, which has a complementary focus on advanced technology.
Pajot, who considers the 109’9” (33.5-meter) design an “E Yacht” due to better incorporation of low- or zero-emissions systems, should be in good hands with Wider. Its yachts thus far have featured hybrid propulsion, additionally featuring RINA’s Green Plus environmental notation. Furthermore, last year, the shipyard announced a concerted effort to focus on electric technology. Wider has exclusive rights to technology for thermionic converters, which produce electricity, and therefore clean and efficient power generation.
The Catamaran 110 will rely on a boomless square-topped mainsail in combination with a diesel-electric pod powertrain. Emphasizing quick handling, automated deck hardware additionally will allow for fingertip controls for shorthanded operations. (The design calls for four to six crewmembers.) Generally speaking, while sailing even in light air or under power, she should see a top end of 15 knots. When approaching shorelines, or when the owners wish fully quiet and emissions-free operations, the sailing superyacht can rely entirely on the electric propulsion. It can run the yacht for 30 miles. Plus, 752 square feet (70 square meters) of solar panels will feed a battery bank, eliminating genset usage for hotel loads particularly at anchor and at night.
Of course, being a proper yacht, the Catamaran 110 will have a semi-custom interior for 12 passengers. Wider’s in-house design team has a few proposals for the 2,150 square feet (200 square meters) of space, too. For instance, the master suite can occupy one hull, or occupy 234 square feet (22 square meters) on the main deck, further with private alfresco access. For charter, request two VIP suites on the main deck, or a larger-than-typical main saloon. Alternate ideas include a beach club or aft VIP staterooms in the same area, each with balconies.
Finally, the design and build teams pledge the yacht will have beach club sugar scoops “never seen before on a catamaran.” (Sugar scoops refer to stern styling cues. They characterize a reverse transom that resembles a—you guessed it—a sugar scoop.)
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