The semi-custom Long Island catamaran range from JFA Yachts has welcomed its newest member. Hull number one of the Long Island 78 Power series has launched, intended for long cruises. JFA Yachts announced this power cat in 2018. Featuring an aluminum hull and a fiberglass superstructure, she has an LOA of 77’9” (23.72 meters). Like
PHOTO: YouTube How long does it take to construct a yacht hull? The one for the Long Island 78 Power, a catamaran from JFA Yachts, takes shape pretty quickly in this time-lapse look. JFA Yachts announced it had signed a contract for this power cat last year. Measuring 77’9” (23.72 meters), the yacht places an
PHOTOS: B. Galeron and B. Stichelbaut “Long” in “Long Island 85” isn’t just a word in a model name. It’s the ideal description for the type of cruising the owners of NDS Evolution plan to do. Long-distance voyages, comprised of long periods onboard, are what they envisioned in commissioning the mega catamaran from JFA Yachts.
JFA Yachts’ Long Island catamaran series is expanding, into power-yacht territory. A customer has commissioned what the builder calls the Long Island 78 Power. With an LOA of 77’9” (23.72 meters), the catamaran features naval architecture by the shipyard and Marc Lombard. The pair is also responsible for the first Long Island series, the Long
PHOTO: B. Stichelbaut /JFA Yachts Catamarans afford cruisers more comfort in certain conditions, and certainly more space than monohulls. The owners of the newly delivered Long Island 85 mega cat will waste no time in putting these advantages to work. They have ambitious adventures ahead: a circumnavigation, which includes getting as close as possible to
The second sailing catamaran in the Long Island 85 series is in the water at JFA Yachts. The French shipyard hasn’t revealed what the owners plan to call their new mega cat. (LOA: 86 feet, or 26.25 meters.) Regardless, the Long Island 85 is made for cruising, and meant to be lightweight. That’s why composite