An extra hull is coming to Extra Yachts’ models. The Italian yacht builder is launching a new line of power catamarans, under the Extra Villa series name. The X30 Villa is the first in the lineup, combining the advantages of multihulls and the builder’s emphasis on added livable spaces.
The 100-foot (30.5-meter) Extra X30 Villa features styling and interior design by Phathom Studio, based in The Netherlands. Phathom’s partners all worked for a variety of well-known yacht-design studios before banding together in 2019. With the X30 Villa, the design team prioritizes Extra Yachts hallmarks, like a larger open-concept aft deck and panoramic glass.
Interestingly, that glass sandwiches solar panels between its panes. Extra Yachts is using the solar power to run hotel loads, lessening reliance on diesel fuel. In a similarly environmentally minded move, the build and design team are sourcing reclaimed wood, leather alternatives, and more sustainable paints and surfaces for customers who so desire.
Regardless, customers have a number of reasons to consider the X30 Villa as their primary yacht. Firstly, the already-efficient catamaran hull platform will employ Volvo Penta’s IPS system. The yacht should see a cruising speed around 12½ knots and top speed close to 17½ knots. Secondly, the draft is an incredibly shallow 2’10” (0.9 meter). This brings abundant skinny-water destinations into play.
In terms of creature comforts, again, the catamaran platform has strong advantages. Beam is 45 feet (13.7 meters), with an open-concept layout that surely will make it look and feel even more ample. Specifically, while clients can arrange the interior as they wish, Extra Yachts and Phanthom recommend a main saloon, library nook, bar, and galley all flowing into one another, supporting an ultra-casual lifestyle. The wheelhouse and an observation area are each on a raised level. Naturally, if you want more guest-crew separation, you can have a dedicated galley on the main deck. European clients will likely want a below-decks galley, meanwhile.
Regardless, the X30 Villa places the master suite forward on the main deck with some enviable amenities. It has a small lounge between the hulls and a spa-like en suite bath a few steps down, split between the hulls. Back on the main level, owners can walk out to a private terrace through glass doors. The terrace further lowers (in calm conditions, of course), as a novel variation on a balcony.
Guests have equally welcoming alfresco areas, especially the beach club. In fact, the X30 Villa allows them access directly from their staterooms below decks. For adrenaline-pumping fun on the water, they can board the watertoys from a hi-lo platform where they stow. Extra Yachts says a handful of small toys plus a tender in the 16-foot (5-meter) range all can fit here. Those guests who prefer remaining onboard and watching the action can do so from the already-mentioned ample aft deck. Glass balustrades preserve the view.
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