Curvelle, the fractional ownership specialists have released details of the first Curvelle 33 metre motor yacht, which will start construction this year at the award winning Cheoy Lee Shipyard. The Curvelle 33X9 has been designed by Incat Crowther Naval Architects with input from a number of superyacht and motor catamaran specialists. The resulting design has provided outstanding accommodation which has delivered 50% more accommodation than any equivalent length mono hull of similar performance.
The two floating hulls of the Curvelle design offers her passengers a considerably more stable platform than a monohull, either at speed or at anchor, which will delight the less experienced yacht guests. In addition, the efficient hull design, coupled with the Caterpillar engines provides outstanding performance needing about 30% less thrust than a monohull to deliver a rapid 22 knot cruising speed, thereby using less fuel and making the Curvelle 33X9 a far greener superyacht than her single hull rivals.
Every luxury has been built into the eye catching design with the particular attention to detail needed for a fractional ownership yacht. Each of the 8 owners may have different layout requirements so the accommodation is as innovative as it is flexible. Six luxury double, ensuite cabins can be swiftly changed by the crew to suit the requirements of the next owner who may require just three large suites. Every guest space offers superb views through extra large windows and beautifully designed glass partitions.
On deck the Curvelle 33X9 really excels with plenty of room for the owner and guests to enjoy their luxury cruising. With a 9m (nearly 29 feet) beam the yacht offers lounging and alfresco dining on three deck levels. To board the tender, a lift takes the guest to water level where the tender is lowered into its dock area. This is also an ideal facility for less mobile guests to enjoy the yacht more fully.
The yacht will be constructed to the very highest standards in glass fibre composite by this highly respected ISO 9001:2000 certified shipyard. Being located in Caribbean and Mediterranean cruising waters, the shipyard will ensure that both construction and equipment are appropriate for use in warm climates and extended cruising.
Curvelle has taken the Fractional Ownership concept to the next level, with a comprehensive usage plan, providing up to 8 owners the closest experience to complete ownership of the yacht. Owners will own 100% of the equity in the yacht, while a management company will handle crew appointments, logistics and maintenance, leaving just the enjoyment to the owners.
Curvelle will be an exhibitor at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show from March 12th, and the Antibes Yacht Show in April, where more information on the yachts and this innovative purchase scheme can be obtained. The first Curvelle 33X9 will be launched in the Spring 2010 ready for the Mediterranean season.