Though it’s just three years old, VisionF Yachts in Turkey has (excuse the pun) a vision for yachting: more catamarans. It seems to be working, since it has delivered three projects in its Firstline series so far. That third delivery, the VisionF 80 BLCK, reflects impressively fuel-efficient design, the diversity of choices clients have, and highly personalized design.
By nature, catamarans have less drag on their hulls than single-hulled yachts do to get on plane. This in turn means a steadier increase in speed—no “hump” to get over. Additionally, this means you don’t see a sudden jump in terms of fuel burn. Specifically for the VisionF 80 BLCK, she reportedly burns just 8 gph (30 lph) at a 12-knot cruise. (Top speed is 18 knots.) This efficiency further comes from her Volvo Penta IPS 1050 propulsion system. IPS consumes about 30 percent less fuel overall compared to traditional diesels.
While enjoying the ride, the owners and guests aboard BLCK further benefit from the catamaran’s beamy stance. It’s 32’5” (9.9 meters), within an overall length of 80’7” (24.6 meters). Inside, meanwhile, the saloon is a roomy 581 square feet (54 square meters). Alfresco areas are just as ample, including the sundeck and the open foredeck lounging area. The latter features a sunken area for sunning, though buyers of other hulls down the line can opt instead for a dining area. They can also opt for a shell door providing direct access from the saloon, adjacent to the interior helm.
The list of options, in fact, is extensive. For instance, on the aft deck, the VisionF 80 BLCK owner chose a dining area for eight, plus a lounge in one corner and a SeaBob stowage cradle in the other. If that doesn’t suit you, the entire area is yours to arrange as you see fit. Up top, meanwhile, you can swap out the sunpads forward of the helm for solar panels. Since this owner intends to entertain family and friends, the sunpads are there, as is a custom Void sound system for the full sundeck.
Below deck, the owner decided to place the galley aft in the port-side hull. However, more casual cruisers can include it on the main deck. That frees up more hull space for larger, or extra, staterooms, even stowage. Speaking of staterooms, BLCK has two guest staterooms in the port-side hull, while the master and a twin cabin are in the opposite hull. Crew cabins sit in the bow in each hull. Furthermore, every cabin has good-size windows and skylights from the side decks directly above.
Enjoy this look at BLCK, with grey Alcantara paneling offset with orange accents, plus leathers, glossy marbles, and a combination of custom-made and designer furnishings. Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention her matte-black exterior paint, about as personal as you can get.
In related news, the shipyard has the Silent Vision F82, another catamaran representing a joint venture with Silent Yachts, nearing completion. She blends Silent Yachts’ emphasis on solar panels and electric propulsion with VisionF Yachts’ lightweight aluminum construction.
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