sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Photo Gallery FishingBoating Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : New performance cruising catamaran bows to the market
New performance cruising catamaran bows to the market

'WallyCento - new designs are non-stop evolution - now wait for the APC78'    .

Britain's Green Marine, better known as builders of racing multihulls, are the latest to recognise the giant boom of cruising which combines nicely with the explosion of popularity of catamarans for cruising sailors. They have announced that they have a ground breaking 78 foot (24 metre) catamaran currently in build at its facility in Hythe, England.

Designed by renowned multihull naval architect Nigel Irens and designated the APC (Advanced Premium Catamaran) 78, she will be the first of a new breed of catamaran that bridges the current gulf between stripped out racing boats and sedate, heavyweight cruisers. But don't get too excited yet, she is not expected to be finished until 2014.

Very unimaginatively named the APC 78, she is being built in carbon and Nomex and will benefit from the yard’s acknowledged leadership in weight minimisation at every stage of the build.

'Everyone knows that catamarans can offer huge amounts of accommodation,' says designer Nigel Irens, 'but the possibility that they will also look good and sail well diminishes with every cubic metre of luxurious living space that is added.

'With a few notable exceptions catamaran owners have, until now, generally opted to put the emphasis on the living experience option. This may be, for example, the result of the desire to live aboard while engaged in extended cruising. Many catamarans are also sold to charter companies, who wisely choose them so they can offer clients enough space to allow the cost of a charter holiday to be shared by more people.

'All the indications are that this polarisation between ‘strictly racing’ and ‘strictly cruising’ boats could be about to end. Perhaps the efforts made by those who have taken the America’s Cup into fast multihulls has had something to do with a move towards what Tornado sailor Marcel Muller, CEO of Green Marine, has termed ‘Premium Catamarans’.

Nigel Irens design -  .. .  

'Last year we were asked to submit a design for a catamaran that would genuinely out-perform quite seriously refined single-hulled boats on all points of sailing, while nevertheless retaining the comfort of a cruising catamaran - albeit one having an overall length of some 10 feet less.

'There are no miracles in the business of finding a successful blend of performance and living comfort, but the word ‘Premium’ gives a clue as to how the standard blend of parameters can be improved upon. In a nutshell builders Green Marine have been asked to take all the know-how and experience they have developed over the past 30 years in the building of lightweight single-hulled vessels and apply them to a catamaran.

'The result will, it is hoped, be a groundbreaking boat that will sail fast (and upright), and yet will provide a superb living platform – that is just as happy nosing up to the beach for a barbecue at the end of a long day’s racing, then heading for home at 13 knots under power.'

'With the increasing demand for sailing superyachts that are both competitive on the race course and yet fully equipped for cruising, taking the step of extending that concept into catamarans was inevitable,' said Green Marine CEO Marcel Müller.

'Weight optimisation and control are critical for the success of a performance multihull such as the APC78, and these are areas in which Green Marine excels. The APC78 currently in build will, we hope, be just the first of a series that will provide their owners with exciting, sociable racing together with the capability to pack a long distance cruising itinerary into just a week or two of vacation, all in complete comfort.'

You can find out more about the new multihull at www.greenmarine.co.uk and www.nigelirens.com


by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102442

2:24 AM Thu 4 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Yacht feature

Related News Stories:

02 Oct 2012  Yacht Feature: The new Hélia 44 for 2013
15 Sep 2012  Yacht Feature - the Morris 48GT: more different than you think
15 Sep 2012  Wave catamaran wins coveted design award
07 Sep 2012  Yacht feature: AY480 - a yacht for sailing around the world
18 Aug 2012  Swan 80S expands Nautor's Swan Maxi Range
03 Jul 2012  Yacht Feature: The Xp 50 from X Yachts
12 Jun 2012  Yacht of the Week: Bavaria's Vision 46
23 May 2012  Yacht Feature: Esimit Europa 2 - Europe's symbol of hope
07 May 2012  Yacht feature: the new Salona 38
07 May 2012  Yacht feature: Salona 38 - heading for Australia
MORE STORIES ...






Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World



You scratched my seagrass! by Steven Katona, Newport, RI
















The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show by Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends,


Are you ready to enter that marina? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida














Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons by Australian Maritime Safety Authority,




World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,
















World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida










Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings
The Boat Cookbook
La Grace - Flagship of Africa-Europe Challenge in 2014
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall at St John’s
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates
World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali
Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike
Cowes Breakwater causes new tidal flow
EU Naval flagship- frigate assist yacht twice maydays in pirate zone
An offer a Galley Guy cannot refuse
Dinghy Safety - More to think about
World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time
What can you do to prevent electrocution and ESD?
Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting
Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series planned October 8 in Annapolis
Europe tightens up on skippers competency certification
World ARC fleet departs Darwin under full sail
NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for nearly 200 years
Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens
A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available   
BNS Leopold I to commence counter-piracy operations   
Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package'   
Wanted youth circumnavigators on a 'Voyage of Imagination'   
Niagara-on-the-Lake, a popular cruising destination in Canada   
The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising   
Death by Dinghy   
'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time   
Coast Guard searching for two boaters near St. Petersburg   
20 coral species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act   
Shanghai to San Francisco in under 2 hours via supersonic sub   
PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 - 2 for £24 ticket offer ends soon   
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!   
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is   
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean   
European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote + Video   
Multiagency rescue at Dunraven Bay + Video   
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys   
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin   
Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT