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Amasea Yachts presents debut catamaran concept

Amasea Yachts, a newcomer to the yacht-building market, has revealed plans for a 25-metre (84-foot) tri-deck catamaran designed for long-range cruising and exploration.

Built from aluminium rather than fibreglass, the Amasea 84 has exterior design and naval architecture by Albert Nazarov, who is a specialist in high-speed catamarans.

Amasea 84 has been designed to cross the Atlantic without refuelling, enabling long-distance cruising. This activity is supported by sufficient dry and cold storage to remain at sea for up to six weeks without the need to re-provision.

Production of the model will be limited, with Amasea Yachts offering a high level of customisation – clients are free to choose their own interior designer.

Jack Wijnants, founder of Amasea Yachts, devised the idea after struggling to identify a suitable catamaran in which to travel the world with his wife.

He said, “I decided to go back to the drawing board when I was in the market for a 20-25-metre catamaran to cruise the world, but couldn’t find what I was looking for.

“They were all expensive, limited in how much the interiors could be personalised, and generally finished using low-quality materials. Moreover, there was very little privacy for guests, as the crew have to use the same galley facilities.

“The whole story started with our own requirements that could not be met by composite builders. So I decided to develop my own catamaran, and on showing it to some yacht broker friends, they told me that I should market it.”

The Amasea 84 spans three decks rather than two, which creates much more flexibility in terms of layout. The master suite, for example, can be on the main or lower deck and the yacht is designed with two galleys: one for guest use and a smaller one for the crew.

Amasea Yachts is setting up its own facilities in Turkey to build the hull and superstructure in 5083 aluminium alloy. The yard’s plan is that the yachts will be finished at a shipyard in Italy or the Netherlands. Negotiations are on-going.

The first unit is expected to take 18-20 months to complete, but future builds will be contained to 13-16 months with a maximum production of seven units per year. A hybrid propulsion package is also being considered.

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