The A80 JIKAN is the new 80-footer by Advanced Italian Yachts, designed by the American naval architects John Reichel and Jim Pugh and by the Italian yacht designers Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yachts. Launched in Pesaro at the end of July 2018, it is now debuting at the Genoa Boat Show, Italy.
The Advanced A80 JIKAN has been designed by the American naval architects John Reichel and Jim Pugh and by the Italian design studio of Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino, Nauta Design. Gurit Ltd. was responsible for the structural engineering. The specifications of the yacht were defined taking into account the best possible options for fitting out: a 35-meter Southern Spars mast with furling boom and carbon rigging, Harken winches and a Reckmann furler.
Performance and volumes are the results that the design team was aiming for with the Advanced A80. The rudder shape and fin profile are the result of state-of-the-art research for performance, control and easy handling in any weather condition.
The development and optimization of the Advanced A80 hull shape benefits from Reichel/Pugh’s experience designing some of the most competitive yachts on the international racing circuit today.
A80 Jikan: the exteriors
Comfort, elegance and performance are three of the sources of inspiration that defined the design of the Advanced A80. The large aft volumes are combined with deck geometries speak of speed, efficiency and modernity.
The underlying theme of boats built by Advanced Italian Yachts is the search for full integration between the interior and exterior. Thus in the A80, due to a fully glazed deckhouse, the lower deck is bathed in bright light and you can experience intense brightness while enjoying an all-around view of the outside.
A cockpit includes three different areas for the owner and his guests: a dining area with two large sofas and two areas devoted to relaxation and reading, one creating a continuation of the dining area and the other provided at the stern. The whole cockpit extends over a single-level deck area, designed to ensure free movement on deck, without obstacles. All this without affecting the generous roominess below deck.
A80 Jikan: the interiors
The owner’s suite is located aft featuring a full-beam cabin: 6 meters wide, it has a king-sized bed at the center, flanked on one side by a sofa and on the other by a study area. The bathroom is divided into two parts, with one room devoted exclusively to a large shower.
Completing the sleeping quarters are two guest cabins located midships, with a height of 2.4 m and single beds that can be put together to form a double bed. Additionally, both guest cabins are fitted with an extra drop-down berth.
There is a full-beam saloon amid-ships over 6 meters wide, with a large dining area, faced by an oversize sofa forming a relaxation area. The whole of this area is flooded with light through the continuous glazing along the upper part of the deckhouse and through four large windows in the hull that offer a spectacular view of the sea.
The galley and crew quarters are located forward and completed by a crew mess and two twin crew cabins and two bathrooms. Other layouts can be provided with the owner’s cabin forward and the crew area and services aft.
A80 Jikan: the construction
The Advanced A80 Jikan uses innovative materials and the most advanced construction techniques: sandwich panels with fiberglass and carbon reinforcements are impregnated with epoxy resins infused under vacuum and reinforced with unidirectional carbon fiber in high load areas. Moreover, to increase hull stiffness and save weight in the upper area, improving stability, it has been chosen a full carbon deck. Both hull and deck are made from female molds for a very light, stiff hull with perfect surface finishing.
A80 Jikan: specifications
|LOA – LENGTH OVERALL||23.98 m|
|LWL – WATERLINE LENGTH||21.60 m|
|MAX BEAM||6.20 m|
|DRAFT||fixed keel 3.50 m|
|BALLAST||approx. 11.780 kg (fixed keel)|
|SAIL PLAN (indicative)||I = 30.20 m
J = 8.40 m
P = 29.40 m
E = 10.80 m
|SAIL AREA 100% (indicative)||approx. 326 sq.|
|BUILD MATERIAL||Hull: fibreglass sandwich with epoxy resin infused under vacuum
Deck: carbon sandwich with epoxy resin infused under vacuum
Unidirectional carbon reinforcements in high fatigue areas.
|ENGINE||YANMAR 4LHA DTP 230 HP @ 3300 RPM|
|FUEL TANK||2000 l|
|WATER MAKER||1 x Shenker Modular ca. 150 l/h, 220V|
|WATER TANK||1300 l|
|GENERATOR||Onan 17.5 kW QD MDKBN 50 Hz|
|SERVICE BATTERIES||1200Ah 24V (12 x 12V, 200 Ah)|
|GENERAL CONCEPT||Advanced Yachts|
|GENERAL PLANS, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR STYLING||Nauta Yachts|
|DESIGNER||Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design|
|STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING||SP Gurit|
|CERTIFICATION||C.E. Class A|