From Curvelle Yachts Blog
Curvelle Yachts in collaboration with Istanbul based builder Logos Marine have completed the first hull of the new Curvelle quaranta. This is believed to be the largest carbon hybrid epoxy composite catamaran motor yacht in the world.
The quaranta has been over four years in design development, resulting in a final product with many innovative design features and unique selling points. The yacht is being built on speculation with in-house funding. Delivery is scheduled for November 2012.
The quaranta is certified by RINA classification for commercial yachts with an unrestricted (ocean going) range and 3rd edition MCA, with a comfortable compliance for more crew space than required under these new crew accommodation demanding rules.
Due to two meters extra beam and four decks, the 33.70 x 9m power catamaran has the interior space equivalent to that of a 40m performance mono hull. The award winning design was a collaborative work, Lila Lou for interior and exterior styling, Incat Crowther as specialist catamaran naval architects. Luuk V. van Zanten, the main driver behind the project is the instigator behind some of the great practical ideas such as the flexible layout which allows the six double cabins to be converted to three suites, six twins or any combination of these.
Another unique feature is the limousine tender storage and launching facility from the main deck. This allows guests to board the tender on the main deck and be lowered into water. The lifting platform also serves as a beach and is ideal for less mobile guests to enjoy access to the water.
This performance motor yacht with a cruising speed of 23 knots and transatlantic range is offered for sale at a very competitive introductory price under ten million Euros. Whereas other mono hull yachts with similar volume, fit out and performance can cost just about double.
The Curvelle quaranta can accommodate twelve guests in complete luxury with separate quarters for six crew. All guest cabins are on the main deck and provide exceptional views through extra large windows that the catamaran platform allows.
This new Curvelle flagship is now in full production within a large hangar in Tuzla, Istanbul. The yard still has capacity for a second quaranta to be constructed alongside.