Australian yacht builders SilverYachts have unveiled a new addition to their portfolio of aluminium superyachts at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show; the 35.5-metre power catamaran SpaceCat.
SpaceCat is designed by long term SilverYachts collaborator Espen Øino.
In collaboration with legendary Norwegian superyacht designer, Espen Øino; – who was also the exterior designer for the ‘Silver’ series of SilverYachts – this 35.5-metre motor yacht SpaceCat features a beam of 13.3 metres and is designed to be an environmentally friendly vessel thanks to its lightweight low-resistance hull form.
“This is achieved by the high length to beam ratio of the hulls which is fundamental in reducing the wave resistance at higher speeds. The overall resistance of a displacement type hull form; whether full displacement or semi-displacement type, is composed of frictional resistance and wave-making resistance,” explains Espen Øino.
Designed to reduce the environmental impact of yachting, the SpaceCat will feature a light-weight, low-resistance aluminium hull. With a 13.3 metre beam, the SpaceCat will have generous living spaces, with 575 square metres of external space and 300 square metres of living area inside.
Accommodation will be for a total of 12 guests in one master cabin, two doubles and two twin cabins, one with two Pullman beds. The crew quarters, meanwhile, will accommodate eight staff in one double captain’s cabin, two twins and one triple cabin. All cabins on board are ensuite.
Exterior features include a swimming pool aft and plentiful deck space for storing tenders and toys.
Power will come from four Volvo IPS 1050 engines for a top speed of 21 knots and cruising speed of 16 knots.
The yard revealed that construction on the first model will begin next month at SilverYachts’ Chinese facility in the Guangdong Province.