Squalt CK70

An aluminum-built custom catamaran

In recent months, Squalt Marine International has promised the public a 64, then a 67... but it was finally an imposing 70-footer that was moored right in front of our booth at the Cannes Yachting Festival - so we couldn't miss it! 

Claude Kermoal is well known in the boating world – in both the leisure and the service sectors. The builder, now based in Bizerte in Tunisia, has managed to present a catamaran perfectly suited to long distance sailing in extreme latitudes thanks to its robust aluminum construction. You could easily envisage living on board such a craft or even using it as a base for a scientific expedition. Contrary to many preconceived ideas, aluminum gives a guarantee of excellent weight estimates in these large sizes: at 38 tons on the scales for 69 feet (21 m) of hull, it is almost identical to the characteristics of the Alegria 67, for example. Inside, there’s a very careful standard of finish, and it features plentiful equipment that includes all conceivable options. The construction material obviously allows the catamaran to be customized to a great extent.

Builder: Squalt Marine International
Design: Claude Kermoal
Material: 5083 H 111 aluminum
Hull length: 69’3” (21.1 m)
Beam: 33’10” (10.32 m)
Draft: 4’11” (1.5 m)
Mast length: 85’4” (26 m)
Displacement: 83,800 lbs (38 t)
Mainsail: 1,290 sq ft (120 m²)
Genoa: 1,400 sq ft (130 m²)
Engines: 2 x 140 HP
Fuel: 2 x 845 US gal (2 x 3,200 l)
Water: 2 x 475 US gal (2 x 1,800 l)

www.squalt-marine-international.com

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