Multihull

SEA-VOYAGER 223’

Published on 03 april 2018 at 0h00

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French architect, Jérôme Vollet, is a jack-of-all-trades with experience in many areas. He participated in the pioneering days of ocean racing multihulls (Paul Ricard, Roger Gallet), in the construction of high-tech yachts, such as the famous Wallys, and in custom catamaran projects (for Loïck Peyron and Yannick Noah). He is now combining his recent creations on dry land and his nautical experience, to perfect a line of very innovative catamaran superyachts. Coming out of the Swiss Ocean design office, the Sea Voyager range is available from 63’ to 443’! Although the first two models in the range, the 63' and the 83' are quite conventional, the 143' and the 223' are really interesting. They are characterized by ‘Eiffel’ type superstructures, a sort of exterior skeleton which surrounds a gigantic liveable area. The aim is to offer living areas never encountered on a superyacht, and a view of the sea close to that of a modern property open to the exterior. On the hulls, linked by imposing carbon crossbeams, two 1,000 m² platforms on the 223 (just one smaller one on the 143') are supported by a set of carbon beams sloping forward and aft, like a skeleton frame, offering several advantages. The interior space, free of all structural constraints, is completely modular and can be customized according to the customer’s wishes. It allows a huge reception area to be offered, as well as a 100m² owner’s suite overlooking the stern, and a choice of many other combinations. Exterior visibility is total, as the bulkheads do not take any forces, allowing them to be completely glazed, or even retracted. As in the most prestigious buildings, a sliding hard top will allow the very flat coachroof to open wide and offer some very aerial relaxation areas.
The 325m² glazed area is equipped with transparent photovoltaic films, and the inclined beams located in each hull provide natural ventilation thanks to the differences in level. The 1200m² of the coachroof are built with photovoltaic fiber, offering better efficiency than panels, allowing all the boat’s energy needs for luxurious life aboard to be covered. No doubt the 1600m² of sail will also be used to produce solar energy with the help of the new photovoltaic cloths. Because the transmission by Pod is planned to be driven by two V12 diesel engines, and could possibly be assisted by electric motors.
To manage the marketing and construction of this super multiyacht, the architect has taken on the help of James Munn, from the Northrop & Johnson agency, who will be in charge notably of initiating and following the project. According to him, the builder Latitude de Riga is very suitable for this kind of very specific, avant-garde construction.

More information at: www.northropandjohnson.com

 

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