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This New 131-Foot Aluminum Catamaran Idea Can Tackle a Transoceanic Expedition

This New 131-Foot Aluminum Catamaran Idea Can Tackle a Transoceanic Expedition

Catamarans tend to be associated with casual coastal cruising rather than lengthy transoceanic expeditions, but Cristiano Mariani of CMA could help change that.

The Italian designer, who has previously worked with shipyards such as CRN, ISA Yachts, and Wally, just unveiled a new multihull concept with “the characteristics of an explorer yacht.”

Crafted from aluminum, the 131-footer is lightweight yet rigid and robust. Featuring two sleek hulls, the vessel has a much higher beam than the average monohull and is therefore more stable in choppy waters. The central platform and side doors can also be sealed to secure the main deck while under sail. In addition, the cat is envisioned with a hybrid propulsion system that will allow it to cruise the seas more cleanly and efficiently than traditional diesel-powered vessels.

The aluminum hull.

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The layout can be entirely customized by the owner, as can the decor and furnishings. The lower deck is currently configured with two guest staterooms, three crew cabins, and a VIP, while the main deck features another VIP, the owner’s suite, a spacious lounge, and a functional galley. Two additional crew cabins are located in the bow, while the upper deck sports a lounge, a pantry, the captain’s cabin, and the wheelhouse. The interior could be tweaked to include one epic family area or even three VIPs. Owners can also add a spa to the owner’s suite or the VIPs.

CMA Catamaran Concept

The expandable stern platforms.

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Outside, the cat offers over 3,000 square feet of deck space for alfresco dining, entertaining, and lounging. The partially sheltered sundeck is adorned with sunbeds and a bar, while the upper deck is home to an inviting Jacuzzi. Down below, the stern is equipped with fold-out platforms that can be lowered to connect guests with the ocean. The expandable area doubles as a waterside beach club and a mooring spot for runabouts or Jet Skis.

CMA Catamaran Concept

The aft decks.

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Like any good explorer, the multihull can accommodate a full arsenal of water toys and tenders. Two storage compartments at the stern can hold diving gear and other equipment, while a garage in the central tunnel can store a 13-foot tender and additional toys. In addition, the bow area can house a 26-foot tender and two Jet Skis. The bow is also fitted with two symmetrical cranes that can be used to launch or retrieve vessels.

Mariani says he can further develop the project with an engineer and interior designer, meaning that the chosen shipyard should be able to easily execute the build. He just has to reel in an owner.

Source: Robb Report

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