After four years of developmen, new Curvelle motor yacht Quaranta is the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran in the world. Measuring 33.70 x 9 metres, this superyacht not only has four decks, but also the equivalent guest space of a 40 metre monohull. It cruises equally well at speeds between 10 and 25 knots and, because of its highly efficient hull design, uses far less engine power and fuel. The RINA has certified Quaranta with their unrestricted range-classification for commercial yachts and as a third edition MCA.
Completely fascinating about this luxury yacht, is its flexible layout, instigated by Luuk V. van Zanten, the main driver behind the project, which includes six generously sized double cabins that can be reconfigured into three VIPs, six twins or any combination of these. There are, in fact, a choice of over 20 different layouts on this yacht, and the crew can change the configuration with only a few hour’s notice.
Luuk comments: With her transatlantic range and a cruising speed of 22 knots, the Curvelle quaranta will be on the market at a highly competitive introductory price, staying well below 10 million Euros. This means quaranta approximately halves the average price of a monohull vessel of similar volume and performance.
All guest cabins are located on the main deck and fitted with huge 2.5m x 0.9m windows, in order to provide optimal panorama views. The guest areas include a large saloon on the main deck and an indoor/outdoor dining area for up to 12 guests with opening glass partitions. Deck spaces on board the Quaranta are also very versatile with a large sun deck featuring a 12-seater al fresco dining table, a fully equipped bar, dumb waiter for bringing meals up and of course sunloungers, sun pads and a spa pool.
What is less interesting, but also important is that Quaranta will be powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert main engines, each producing 1417kW at 2300rpm. The shaft line will consist of ZF3050 gearboxes and a pair of fixed-pitch propellers.
This luxurious beauty can be yours in two ways. For € 1,430,000 ($1,880,000), you can co-own the yacht with six other members of a private syndicate, and therefore you can cruise for five weeks in the Med and Caribbean every year, and benefit from the syndicate’s charters. Or, what is certainly better, this superyacht can be all yours, of course, just in case that you have to splash € 9,680,000 ($12,700,000)!
The yacht is currently in full production in Tuzla, Istanbul, with a delivery set for November 2012. [Curvelle]