BMT Nigel Gee unveils high volume superyacht catamaran

BMT Nigel Gee will be launching its latest innovative design, ‘Project L3’ at the Monaco Yacht Show. The design is based around delivering an extreme of high speed and high volume. On a length overall of 85 metres, the design provides over 4200 GT, a figure more akin to a 100-110m monohull.

The enormous amount of space on board, allows for some unique features such as the main accommodation opening straight onto the pool courtyard. The large beam of the catamaran also allows for storage of an oversized tender including an offshore racing cat and a two-man seaplane.

Several propulsion options can be offered, including a conventional system for 20 knot performance to a hybrid CODAG system delivering over 40 knots.

James Roy, Design Director at BMT comments, “This was both a very exciting and challenging proposal to work on as the styling needed to reflect the speed of the vessel while maintaining a high volume for the interior. Gentle flowing lines which have a sense of urgency about them have been combined with a bold colour choice to ensure that this 85m, high performance catamaran makes a statement in the harbour!"

James Roy, continues, “It is always refreshing to work on a design which challenges convention and to integrate technology developed in other markets, it will take a visionary client to realise the project”.

By Maarten Janssen

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