May 2014 saw JFA Yachts deliver the first yacht in the Long Island 85 series, WindQuest, an 85-foot catamaran.
The hulls are aluminium-built while the deck is in composite material. Fitted with a carbon mast and boom, her sail area is that of a high performance sailing yacht. She is equipped with 2 x 380HP engines and 2 x 27kW generators. At her economical speed, WindQuest motors at 8.6 knots and can reach a maximum of 12.9 knots.
Outside, there is a large aft cockpit with a seating area on starboard and another one on port with a dining table, sunbeds either side, and a day head. The cockpit is extended inside by a seating area with a bar on starboard and a dining-room on port.
Stretching across the full beam of the yacht, the exceptionally large owner’s suite offers a superb 180° view, as well as access to a door opening on a private deck just forward of the owners’ cabin. She can accommodate 8 guests and up to 6 crew in total.
This semi-custom range allows to answer owners’ expectations, and is available in 3 versions: 3 guest cabins and an office like WindQuest, 4 guest cabins or 5 guest cabins.
WindQuest is available for charter and is scheduled to be in Europe and the West Indies for the next two years. She will then continue on to north America around the Great Lakes and in the West Indies in her third year.