New 40 foot catamaran tender in construction

In collaboration with Adam Younger Design, Andrew Trujillo Design has recently revealed an innovative new 12-metre (40-foot) catamaran tender design. ‘Lightning 40’ will be capable of reaching high speeds in comfort, and is currently under construction at the Ross-Smith Yard in the UK - well-known for their high-speed catamaran racing craft.

Named after the twin engine, twin boom US fighters used in World War II, and based on a modified fast hull originally by Adam Younger Design, Lightning 40 has been designed as a chase boat and will offer a fast commuting experience, as well as hosting large deck spaces and a comfortable cockpit designed to protect up to eight passengers.

When speaking to Superyacht Design, Andrew Trujillo said, “At 40-feet, it is not going to fit on the smaller end of the superyacht market, but during my time at Azure Naval Architects, there were a couple of projects that could have taken a boat of this size on board.

“She is intended for recreational use and, although seriously quick, she should be pretty practical too. Lightening offers something new for the marine market, with an un-rivalled combination of performance and ride quality, together with meaningful interior space and exciting styling. As such this new craft fully reflects the demands and aspirations of the modern day performance boating family.”

Lightning 40 will have two propulsion package options; the first includes a twin 370 Yanmar diesel engines, and the second package features twin 450 petrol engines with the option to upgrade to 725s. Depending on drive and engine choice, Lightening is expected to reach speeds in excess of 60 knots.

For more information, visit Andrew Trujillo Design.

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