Two years ago, Silver Yachts revealed plans to construction mega catamarans. It’s now revealing more information about Spacecat, the first contracted hull in its SilverCat Series, which is coming close to her launch date.
The SilverCat Series includes 118-, 79-, and 72-foot (36-, 24-, and 22-meter) models. Styling for all is by Espen Øino, while warm, wood-oriented interiors are from Pulina Exclusive Interiors. Additionally, each catamaran stays true to Silver Yachts’ emphasis on lightweight, low-resistance hulls.
For an Asian customer, Spacecat is the largest model, with the space benefits for which catamarans are renowned. For instance, 4,306 square feet (400 square meters) overall is available for alfresco relaxation and entertainment. The aft main deck alone has 2,174 square feet (202 square meters) of open area. Inside, meanwhile, 3,229 square feet (300 square meters) of livable space is for the owners, guests, and of course crew. Twelve people in the owner’s party get accommodations, as do five crewmembers plus the captain. The owner’s and guest accommodations spread across the lower, main, and upper decks, too. Ultimately, Silver Yachts says Spacecat’s volume is comparable to that of a traditional 164-foot (50-meter) monohull motoryacht.
Although Silver Yachts is still keeping a number of details confidential, two performance-oriented facts are notable. Firstly, Spacecat will have the ability to visit shallow waters, given a 5’10” (1.82-meter) draft. Secondly, she will feature Volvo Penta’s IPS propulsion system, which boasts benefits like increased maneuverability, less emissions, and better fuel efficiency than traditional diesels. The small superyacht should top out around 20 knots.
The SilverCat Series is the latest example of how large-scale catamarans are gaining in popularity across the megayacht market.
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