Boutique boat builder Soyaslan has just launched CAT63 project – the world’s longest cold-moulded catamaran. The 19.37m yacht was both designed and built by the specialist Turkish builder, with styling from Tumer Design Studio.
The boat has been built using the cold moulding construction process. Cold moulding is the method of building up a shape by forming sheets or planks of wood over a plug or frame. The individual wooden elements are glued together with high-performance epoxy and later sheathed in epoxy for protection and longevity.
CAT63 is characterized by the ultra-modern lines and the shearline that swoops from low sterns up towards the heavily flared bows of the boat. The white coachroof seems to hover above a pool of black glazing, with a streamlined hard-top shading the flybridge.
Famous for its commitment to technology, Soyaslan has equipped the 63ft catamaran with twin Yanmar 110hp engines that are hooked up to big ZF saildrives to provide an 8.5-knot cruising speed and over 10 knots full throttle. There are a huge 60kWh of lithium batteries aboard and no fewer than eight 430W solar panels.
There are two large double cabins and two twins that accommodate eight guests. Three berths are dedicated to crew members. Tumer Design has created an interior that feels modern and minimal, with a neutral palette of darker colors blended with colourful blue and orange patterned fabrics. Atmospheric lighting allows the owner to switch from a calm, relaxed vibe into evening entertainment mode, with social spaces inside and out. Naturally, there’s a large electrically-controlled bathing platform aft which carries the 3.5m tender.
The catamaran’s generous sailplan includes a 100 square meter mainsail, a 58 square meter jib and a giant 145 square meter Code Zero for reaching. A bowsprit offers plenty of downwind sailing options, while windward performance gets a boost from the swinging centreboards in each hull. Twin wheels are located at the forward end of the flybridge, and there is a full navigation station in the saloon below.
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