When Jack Wijnants was in the market for a 20 to 25-metre catamaran to cruise the world, there was nothing that ticked all the boxes. “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,” explains Wijnants. The tri-deck 25-metre Amasea 84 catamaran is the concept that was born from Jack’s frustration and brought to life by designer Dr. Albert Nazarov. The first concept from Jack's company Amasea Yachts allows owners to customise the entire interior design.
Built in aluminium with a reinforced hull and designed with long-range cruising abilities and sufficient dry and cold storage, the new catamaran can cross the Atlantic for up to six weeks without reprovisioning. The new yacht also features two galleys for up to 20 people on board: one for guest use and a smaller one for the crew.
Powered by twin MTU 1920hp engines, the catamaran can reach a top speed of 18 knots, or cruise at 11 knots. Production will be limited to a maximum of seven units per year and is expected to take between 18 and 20 months to complete. Amasea Yachts is setting up its own shipyard in Turkey to build the hull and superstructure in 5083 aluminium alloy. The idea is that the yachts will be finished at a shipyard in Italy or the Netherlands and negotiations are ongoing.