Gilles Vaton speaks about the Nahema 120

Gilles Vaton, the architect of the Nahema 120, has designed a very innovative and aesthetic boat, with slender and pure lines, both fast and secure at sea. Built in epoxy on a female mould, the Nahema 120 structures will be strengthened by the extensive use of carbon on the most demanding areas. It will be certified Bureau Veritas and MCA.

Gilles Vaton: “The Nahema 120 offers three times more space on the deck and the salon than a monohulls of her size. It is even wider than a 120 feet motor yacht. Designing such a large catamaran is very interesting. Thanks to the use of composite you have a very strong and light deck, with a rectangular shape. There is no waste of space. You can use the whole area for the guest’s pleasure. The Nahema 120 will be fast, which is for me an important safety device. In France, we really have a Multihull culture and we love offshore races. The architects use their experience of drawing offshore race boats to design their cruising catamarans. This guarantees the quality, safety and performances of our designs.”

Gilles Vaton’s office is located in Marseille (France), next door to Nahema’s. In 26 years dedicated to designing the best boats, he has worked on racing and cruising monohulls, one-offs, catamarans and even work boats. He is famous for having designed Arrayan I and II, Blooper, Koriolan, Vogue, the all carbon Blue Diamond, and lately Zurbagan. He is also the architect of Adrien now L'Oreal aboard which Jean-Luc Van den Heede holds the round the world against the winds single handed record. Gilles Vaton is an architect who loves to sail, he has taken part solo handed in the Whitbread and Ostar around the world.



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