British studio Andy Waugh has unveiled a new crazy concept - the 80-meter multihull Decadence. First details from Interparus!
New concept from the British
Recently, the British yacht design studio Andy Waugh Yacht Design presented the concept of the 80-meter retro-futuristic Decadence catamaran. The design of the new unusual multihull is inspired by the “golden” era of the American aviation and automobile industry in the 1920s.
The studio says that one of the main tasks in creating the concept was "to embody the spirit of the era with the help of new design and engineering solutions." As you can see from the first renders, the Decadence is based on the patterns of SWATH cases. The main feature of such hulls is to minimize the area of the vessel that is in contact with the water surface.
If you look at Decadence from the point of view of classic yacht design, then the definition of "catamaran" is not very suitable. Yachts with SWATH hulls have several (in this case four) floats that are attached to the central (main) hull using special connecting structural elements.
This unusual appearance refers to the racing cars of the 1920s. This is exactly what Andy Waugh Yacht Design wanted to achieve – this hull shape offers “unique and extraordinary aesthetic elements that are yet to take their place in superyacht design.”
Decadence technical features
The main innovations, of course, concern floats and their impact on superyacht handling. Thanks to a special hull management system, the 70% will be able to reduce roll and roll compared to a similarly sized monohull superyacht.
The internal volume of the Decadence will be an impressive 5000 GT. The width of the multihull is 30 meters (including floats). On board, you can place a master cabin in the entire width of the main hull (20 meters), 30 meters long and 3 meters high. In addition, the Decadence will have several decks, each of which will be protected from bad weather and “extra eyes”. Crew cabins can be placed both inside the main hull and in floats.
The studio immediately announced that due to the width, mooring even in superyacht marinas would be problematic. However, according to the designers, this problem has several solutions. Firstly, the marina may simply not be needed - high stability due to improved float control will provide “peace on the water in any weather”. Secondly, by default, two 14-meter tenders from Skyline Yacht are provided in the package. On them it will be possible to go ashore, deliver provisions, etc.
But the most interesting feature will be retractable inflatable sails. As conceived, these technology-inspired sails Wingsail, will allow Decadence to use the power of the wind as well. Details about which engines will be installed on the multihull are not yet available. The only thing the studio is saying is that "Decadence will be equipped with a radical new engine system." This “new system” is predicted to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent.
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