A longtime dream is about to come true. The owners of 4Ever, the first Long Island Power 78 from JFA Yachts, have taken delivery. They are embarking on a maiden voyage to the Med before heading nearly around the world.
In fact, after the Med, they will cross the Atlantic to cruise the Caribbean’s West Indies, since she has transatlantic range. (Her twin 500-hp Cummins engines should allow her a best range of 3,400 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 12 knots.) Then, this power catamaran will venture onward to explore the Pacific, something the owners have wanted to do for some time.
As hull number one in the semi-custom Long Island Power 78 series, 4Ever results from JFA Yachts partnering with Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group. Her beamy stance of 36’7” (11.7 meters) means the owners and guests have abundant space to enjoy. This is especially noticeable on the main deck (below). The oak and walnut open floor plan, flooded with natural light, has just a granite central island to define dining from lounging. Even the galley, unusually situated aft, purposely lacks walls, keeping everyone engaged and relaxed. JFA Yachts and the naval architects decided to raise the saloon slightly, too, to preserve the all-around views.
Overall, 4Ever has 1,421 square feet (132 square meters) of living space. About 215 square feet (20 square meters) of it goes to the master suite, in the port-side hull. The owners can wake up to their favorite anchorages, since the bed faces the large windows. Guests get great views, too, since a kids’ cabin is also in the port hull. Meanwhile, a VIP stateroom and a double stateroom sit in the starboard hull. A bunks cabin does, too. Interestingly, that cabin can convert the bottom bunk into a double. Or, it can serve as a crew cabin.
As much as the owners and guests will enjoy the design work of Franck Darnet inside, the great outdoors is the place to be. Sunpads flank a dining area for eight on the main aft deck. If the weather turns breezy, however, friends and family can still relax here, since the owners have an enclosure. Additionally, since the deck also has a long settee, parents can watch their kids down below, jumping off the hydraulic swim platform. This is possible when the tender, which stows on the platform, is in the water.
The owners look forward to making many memories onboard.
Darnet Design darnet-design.com
JFA Yachts jfa-yachts.com
Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group marclombard.com