SuperYacht Times logo Yachting intelligence promo small
Yachting Intelligence
Latest news

René van der Velden Yacht Design unveils 38m catamaran superyacht


At the Monaco Yacht Show in September, René van der Velden Yacht Design introduced a dynamic new concept in luxury powered catamarans. The catamaran, with high comfort and low drag, is an ideal platform for an ecological design.

“Historically cats have been designed from a profile view, and lack grace from other angles; for that reason they are not popular among keen yachtsmen,” says René van der Velden.

The Dutch based design studio feels it is time to apply their elegant lines to the catamaran ideal, to broaden its visual as well as economic appeal. The 38 metre design takes advantage of slim, ideally shaped displacement hulls to assure fine seakeeping and low resistance across the speed range. With “standard” propulsion the catamaran easily attains 25 knots with excellent fuel economy at all speeds.

Equally important, high propulsive efficiency is assured between 14 and 20 knots, the cruising range preferred by most owners and crews. The naval architecture of these displacement hulls produces virtually no “hump.” For owners wishing still higher speeds, the hulls can be re-configured to plane.

By reducing emissions and using construction materials with a small ecological footprint, this 38-metre will provide a more sustainable yachting lifestyle with low operating costs. Optional serial hybrid propulsion is available to further maximize the “green” qualities of the design.

René van der Velden Yacht Design
+31 (0)33 455 4408
[email protected]

The SuperYacht Times iQ Report

SuperYacht Times - The State of Yachting 2020

Being the intelligence partner for the top shipyards and yacht brokers in the world, we have learned to analyse and track the market in great detail. Each year our leading market report is used by investors, CEOs, owners and other key decision makers to inform themselves on the state of the market and future developments. Find all the information you need on the market, fleet, construction book, ownership nationalities and much more in our report.

#weknow - do you want to know? Buy the report now for only €299!