On board the Porsche Design 41m power catamaran Royal Falcon One

Written by Laura Nicholls

Dubbed the spaceship of the ocean, the 41.4-metre power catamaran Royal Falcon One has managed to remain somewhat of a mystery. After Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet spent over a decade developing the project, the new superyacht was captured emerging from her top-secret Kockums outfitting facility in Sweden in August 2019. The exterior designs of Porsche Design Studio have been admired over the summer and it appears that the Royal Falcon One has an equally impressive interior, as shown by recently released images and video footage. Royal Falcon One  yacht cruisingPhoto: Royal Falcon FleetRoyal Falcon One  yacht sternPhoto: Royal Falcon FleetNaval architects Incat Crowther created the framework for the aluminium high-speed round bilge catamaran hull form and created a 1:24 scale model to be tested in calm water for a range of operational displacements and speeds. After undergoing other seakeeping experiments carried out over a range of significant wave heights and wave periods, the tow tank test results validated the vessel’s 35-knot sprint speed and exceptional seakeeping capabilities.

Royal Falcon One  yacht sundeckPhoto: Royal Falcon Fleet

Royal Falcon One  yacht hallwayPhoto: Royal Falcon FleetWith a unique hull form and modern architecture in place, Porsche Design Studio saw to the four-deck layout covering a total deck area of 680-square-metres, which sees the master suite and its own private deck space alongside a double stateroom situated on the upper deck and three more double staterooms on the main deck. 

Royal Falcon One  yacht stateroomPhoto: Royal Falcon Fleet

Royal Falcon One  yacht bathroomPhoto: Royal Falcon FleetThe large open sundeck sitting above sports a Jacuzzi with cushioned sun pads and an exterior lounge on the main deck aft. Royal Falcon One - previously known as RFF 135 - also offers her 10 guests a full-beam panoramic observation lounge forward on the main deck and a panorama saloon in her bow, shaped like an airplane cockpit and suspended over the water. The detailing to the interior fashioned by Porsche Design Studio projects a modern and sleek look, with metallic and chrome detailing and surfacing throughout which contrast well against the modern selection of white furniture. 

Royal Falcon One  yacht barPhoto: Royal Falcon Fleet

Royal Falcon One  yacht dining tablePhoto: Royal Falcon Fleet

Royal Falcon One  yacht saloonPhoto: Royal Falcon FleetThe two hulls conceal the crew quarters for 10 and Royal Falcon One’s tender is stowed in the stern, served by a crane for deployment and recovery. Built to Lloyd’s Register classification, the 492 GT catamaran is powered by twin 4,600hp MTU 16V 4000 M93L diesel engines and twin MJP850 waterjets which provide an estimated top speed of 37 knots and a range of 1,200 nautical miles at an economical cruising speed of 15 knots. 

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