Marc Pageot presents a radically innovative catamaran project. As a result of the collaboration of a team of specialists, the 110-foot superyacht is a combination of new and harmonious concepts.
Innovation for comfort and sustainability
Marc Pageot is an Olympic medalist, winner of the 1982 Route du Rhum and twice America's Cup semi-finalist. Since 1980 he has been involved in the creation of high-tech racing multihulls, and since 2001 in the brokerage of luxury catamarans, as well as sailing and motor yachts.
New creation by Pajot Custom Yachts combines innovation with time-tested solutions. This allows the catamaran to achieve all the features and attributes of a superyacht. The design itself is unprecedented in the market. Aluminum cockpit, composite roof and flybridge, as well as carbon armament with the latest design solutions.
This catamaran harmoniously combines first-class seaworthiness, ease of maintenance and luxury comfort. The dimensions of the main structural elements and the power plant are predetermined to create ideal uniformity. The style of the interior and the details are made to order - they can be adapted for the sake of exclusivity and full compliance with the individuality of the owner. Even the layouts and 3D renderings convey this idea of comfort and performance: it is embodied in two lovely VIP cabins aft, from which there is access to a large beach club.
The philosophy of the Eco Yacht project embodies 6 main characteristics:
- Economical and environmentally friendly hybrid operation.
- Universal driving performance.
- Ease of sail handling and efficiency.
- Spacious and cozy outdoor areas.
- Custom interior.
- A team of talented and friendly professionals.
In essence, it is a synthesis of engineering with art for maximum pleasure at sea.
Economical and environmentally friendly hybrid operation
Due to the lower resistance of the enclosures, sailing catamaran is the most suitable type of vessel to optimize energy efficiencyas well as reducing noise and carbon dioxide emissions to the lowest possible level. Hybrid engines allow heavy generators with batteries to be placed in the center of the yacht to save space aft. In addition, due to the excellent hydrodynamic properties of the housings, much less energy is consumed.
A solar panel system with an area of over 70 m² is installed on board. Combined with a hydrodynamic generator, these “green sources” provide enough energy to meet the daily needs of the catamaran. Batteries eliminate fossil fuels and keep anchorages quiet at night. Thus, the eco-catamaran can sail in coastal waters, ports or protected areas with absolutely no harmful emissions, noise, vibration or odors at a distance of up to 30 nautical miles.
And this is just a basic technical minimum. At the request of the owner, the characteristics can be changed and supplemented.
The architectural solutions and power plants of the catamaran have been designed to provide calmness and serenity in all conditions - whether under sail or on a motor. Through strict weight reduction and centering, the developers have achieved maximum stability and balance.
For the hulls and bridge, the developers chose aluminum because of its flexibility, which allows it to experiment with modifications and introduce know-how from different shipyards. This allows the weight and resistance to be optimally distributed in the right places. Also, aluminum is durable and easy to maintain and repair.
The composite was chosen for the superstructure for its aesthetic appearance, lightness and insulating properties. For armament, carbon was used for an excellent combination of lightness and rigidity. This union of materials is the best solution to combine quality, durability, reasonable displacement and construction costs.
In the center of the hull there is a mast without a boom and an engine room with generators and batteries. The electric motors are further aft as they are not as heavy. The bridge clearance of more than 1.6 m, smooth bows and relatively narrow hulls guarantee the catamaran a smooth ride without slamming, while the energy consumption is very moderate.
Equipped with two centerboards, the hull can move upwind and reduce water resistance downwind and under load. Thus, the 110-meter giant will even reach such sea areas and anchorages, where only boats usually pass. Skegs allow you to lift a yacht to the shore or dock without the help of rails or special mounts.
Innovative sailing plan
At the heart of this concept lies the development of a high performance sailing plan that allows high cruising speeds to be achieved and is simple and safe to operate. A narrow and efficient rectangular mainsail with an area of only 181 m². The absence of a boom makes it very easy and safe to handle the rigging, especially when turning fordewind. It is also safe to lift and stow - it simply folds onto the deck, into the compartment on the flybridge, using a carriage system.
Another advantage is the triangular shape of the head sails, which gives the best performance on straight courses and reduces the lead load depending on the wind. Their area:
- jib - 110 m²;
- genoa - 264 m²;
- gennaker - 790 m².
Spacious and comfortable layout
Thanks to the use of a significant part of the total length of the hull, it was possible to expand the living space from the inside and outside, as well as to arrange them on the same level. The flybridge area is more than 100 m² and allows you to enjoy your time in the bar, solarium or dining room without interference from the crew.
The forward deck can be accessed from the inside through side doors. It is also very spacious and can be equipped with a jacuzzi if required. The new design was created for very long sugarscoop transoms, which can be transformed into private terraces or a beach club at will. Together with the lowered hydraulic platform, the sugarscoop forms a huge bathing area never seen before on a catamaran of this size - it even fits a Williams 625 brine. The chic finish of this zone is the counterflow pool.
The layout and interiors can be modulated and customized to suit the owner's wishes for the individuality and exclusivity of the superyacht. A freeboard of about 3 m allows the VIP cabins to be positioned on the same level as the sugarscoop. On the 100 m² main deck, there is a large saloon, a bar-dining room, a separate galley and a master cabin with panoramic views. Crew cabins were made high enough and with direct access to the galley and engine room. Thus, the catamaran will comfortably accommodate 8-12 guests and 4-6 crew members.
Team of professionals
A whole constellation of yachting professionals worked on the project.
Marc Pazho is a decisive leader in project implementation, has been successfully engaged in yachting at a high level since childhood and has experience in team management. He has designed and developed yachts on which he has shone, participating in transatlantic races, both with a full crew and alone: Elf Aquitaine, America's Cup French Kiss, Ville de Paris. As a brokerage, he led successful projects such as Wally 100 and Tango.
Nicolas Faro has been an engineer at the forefront of naval architecture for 40 years. He has left his mark on the world of sailing superyachts and has also featured in the refurbishment of many classic yachts.
Frank de Rivoir and Christophe Laros are civil and installation engineers. Participated in one of the greatest multihull world records - Foncia and Groupama. They have been in the multihull yachting industry since its inception, and have contributed to the emergence of the catamaran as a platform for superyachting. Their firm has passed 80 % catamarans over 18 m in length. They currently consult several shipyards with a strong reputation in the international market.
- Total length: 33.50 m
- Hull length: 32.10 m
- Maximum width: 14.12 m
- Draft: 2 / 4.50 m
- Number of guests: 12
- Crew: 4-6
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