Catamarans aren’t always the most luxurious of vessels, but one German outfit is hoping to change that.
Ultimate Catamarans has teamed up with Italian firm Luxury Projects on a new line of multihulls designed to bring seafarers all the comforts of a superyacht. Better still, each cat is equipped with the latest green tech to ensure cleaner cruising on the high seas.
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The Spaceline range comprises three models of differing sizes, including an 88-footer, a 120-footer and a 150-footer. Each vessel sports a lightweight aluminum hull that the company claims is as stable and sturdy as an SUV.
Each model is equipped with a hybrid-propulsion system comprising solar panels and batteries. It’s not dissimilar to the system featured on Silent’s range of solar-powered catamarans. The team says the cats will also be “hydrogen-ready” and could incorporate fuel-cell technology in the future.
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The Spaceline 150 is the flagship offering. A true go-anywhere vessel, it promises seven days of autonomy at sea and could eventually be fitted with an ice-class steel hull. With a volume of 640 GT, it offers an interior of roughly 4,300 square feet and an exterior of 7,500 square feet. It can sleep 12 guests across five cabins and sports a giant helipad aft that can accommodate an EC135 or even an Agusta 109. Think of it as a catamaran crossed with an explorer.
The Spaceline 120 is perhaps the most superyacht-like out of the trio. It comes with glitzy amenities, like a spa, a gym and a sundeck. The layout can be customized to each seafarer’s liking, too. As standard, though, the 3,700-square-foot interior houses five cabins. In addition, the vessel touts a transatlantic range of 3,500 nautical miles.
Billed as a pocket catamaran, the Spaceline 88 is the smallest of the three but still plenty mighty. With a volume of 270 GT, it offers nearly 2,000 square feet of interior space, four guest cabins and room for five crew. She also has a range of 2,500 nautical miles.
Click here to see all the photos of the Spaceline catamarans.
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