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New JFA Yachts Long Island 85 catamaran on sea trials

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Gemma Fottles

French shipbuilder JFA Yachts' second vessel in the Long Island 85 series has completed her sea trials following her launch late last October. Measuring 26.25-metres, the catamaran is designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group, with Darnet Design undertaking her interior. 

Long Island 85 sailing Photo: JFA Chantier Naval/B.Stichelbaut

On board, she accommodates nine guests as well as a crew of four. Talking through some of the main features on the yacht, JFA Yachts explain: “Equipped with a carbon mast and boom, this vessel has a sail cut for performance. The hydraulic fittings placed on the flybridge are suitable for manoeuvres with a reduced crew. On the exterior, the catamaran offers a large aft cockpit with a salon to starboard, and on the port side another salon with a dining table, sun pads on each side, and a day head. In order to limit the overall weight of the boat, teak has been laid only on the deck in front of the owner's cabin, the aft cockpit and the flybridge.

Long Island 85 sailing Photo: JFA Chantier Naval/B.StichelbautLong Island 85 sailing Photo: JFA Chantier Naval/B.Stichelbaut

Built with an aluminium hull and a composite superstructure, this semi-custom yacht is finished with a few unique features compared to her older sister, Windquest, completed in 2014. The hard top on the flybridge, for instance, can be closed with isinglass to create a climate-controlled area when cruising in colder regions - an ideal set up for her owners who plan to circumnavigate the globe with visits to both north and south poles upon delivery. 

Long Island 85 sailing Photo: JFA Chantier Naval/B.Stichelbaut

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