Boats and Yachts

Paracas Yachts design largest sailing Catamaran of the future

Andrea Divirgilio / April 3, 2012

With the world’s environment being a serious matter of thought, the yacht makers are making some major inroads into imbibing eco-friendly mechanism into their new creations. Within the recent past, we saw some innovative examples like the Company 85 ECO superyacht, Garda Solar tender yachts, and Green yacht Super80, all of which rely on nature and its sources to power these vessels. At the recently concluded ‘La Belle Classe Superyachts’ in Monaco, Paracas Yachats launched the largest sailing catamaran concept, called the Paracas 88. The event, hosted by the Yacht Club De Monaco, had industrial experts and yacht makers under one roof- to discuss the way forward regarding the situation in the industry.

Paracas 88 catamaran

If the numbers are anything to go by, the Paracas 88 is something of a magnum opus. With a 88m body, and a capacity to pull on board 20 guests, and 16 members of the staff at the same time, space is never really going to be a concern in this designer yacht. Goes to show that designer Andre Aisner knows the way to balance art, engineering, and eco-friendly utility on a common scale with aplomb. One prime example is the inclusion of an 8-meter high Arboretum, which could allow the owners to grow plants and some veggies on catamaran itself! Forget the luxury yachts, this is something which ought to be a first of a kind in the world of catamarans. Not just this, a lot of waste water is actually recycled and then supplied to this Arboretum, which decreases the quantity of wasted water and energy. In order to use the forces of nature to meet its energy requirements, wind energy powered propulsion in combination with Hydro Kinetic electricity generation, virtually eliminate the use of any fossil fuel thus reducing carbon emissions to nil. Also, the wind turbines, and solar panel work in tandem to meet the electricity needs of the catamaran, thus taking the noisy generators out of the way. But this doesn’t mean a sought after feature like speed is compromised with. Meant for those looking for lazy cruises, this vessel can travel up to a speed of 20 knots.

In terms of the amenities, the transparent floors beneath one’s feet are always something interesting to note. Then there are the indoor and outdoor entertainment areas to spend time in, or even the Stereoscopic 3D private theater to catch up on some movies. When the outdoors are right, scuba diving is also something one could do with ease with this catamaran yacht. Just waiting for an adventurous buyer to ride one of these in future.

Thanks Michael!

Via: Paracas Yachts

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