French naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) have unveiled the VPLP 78’, a new catamaran that will deliver a dynamic sailing experience at the helm, combined with the style and comfort of a much larger yacht.
The architects have cleverly distributed all the weight and force of the mast into the roof, so there is no mast bulkhead or pillar in the middle of the salon resulting in unobstructed views.
Inside, the galley forms the heart of the yacht, around which four separate lounge and dining areas are arranged, both in the open air or inside the saloon. Within the two hulls, two double en-suite cabins and two twin guest cabins all enjoy private en-suite facilities. The guests are attended to by two crew in their own twin cabin.
The mast is stepped back on the structure which is directly inspired by VPLP’s high performance, record winning, racing trimarans and makes for a very powerful sail plan. All sailing manoeuvres have been moved aft of the living area for safety and ease of crew traffic. Control lines are fed below deck, back to the electric winches so that the deck surfaces remain clean and uncluttered by stray lines.