Marc Pajot, in collaboration with Italian shipyard Wider, announced the new Eco Yacht 88 catamaran with hybrid sail/diesel-electric propulsion.
The choice of length was set at 88 feet to create the ideal platform for distilling a very high level of comfort and luxury. Very safe seakeeping performance on long transoceanic passages while giving access to the most confidential of waters is at the heart of this co-development. Marc Pajot and naval architect Nicolas Fauroux have shown themselves to be mindful of having near-zero CO2emissions when underway.
A concentrate on innovation and technology, the Eco Yacht 88 exploits the natural energy of the wind and the sun for propulsion and welcomes its guests and crew in the best conditions without pollution and without noise, wherever they are in the world.
The ultra-modern design of the Eco Yacht 88 combines latest technologies such as the boomless rig, the deployment of 50 m² of solar panels, a new generation electric drivetrain, and durable and solid construction materials such as aluminium and carbon.
User-friendliness and ease of handling, with two or three comfortable interior and exterior helm stations that include electric assistance have formed a major preoccupation in the specifications, as has the layout of the spacious exterior and interior living areas. The two beautiful engine rooms are located centrally in the hulls to create excellent balance. With their high headroom, they will delight even the most demanding captains.
The interior design, developed in collaboration with Centrostile Wider, features various layout plans, in custom finishes, adaptable to suit the wishes of the future owner. Another important innovation is the “Full Beam”: the superstructures use the full width of the platform to house spacious and panoramic living areas.
An avant-garde layout incorporates a 75 m² lounge and on either side, a semi-open galley to port and a home cinema to starboard, that are both intimate and discreet, yet preserve communication. Towards the front of the deck, a Master Suite or, if desired, two VIP cabins enjoy access to the foredeck and its exceptional view. In addition, two 20 m² VIP Beach Club cabins are installed aft in the hulls, which, together with the sugar scoops, offer a real private terrace on the water.
The concept of a boomless mainsail is very simple and safe to use, and, associated with a diesel-electric Pod drivetrain as well as with green energy production, gives this yacht the ability to move quickly, economically, silently and ecologically. whether under sail and/or motor, an average of 10-12 knots will be achievable with a very good range.
The daggerboards of the Eco Yacht 88 will allow you to get very close to the shoreline in an environmentally friendly way. The 100% electric drivetrain with no CO2 emissions contributes to well-being onboard and corresponds to the future zero-emissions requirements in ports on the horizon for 2030.
Eco Yacht 88 specs
|Length overall||26.84 m (88’)|
|Waterline length||26.60 m (87’3”)|
|Maximum beam||12.00 m (39’4”)|
|Hull width||2.90 m (9’6”)|
|Forward freeboard||2.66 m (8’9”)|
|Aft freeboard||2.78 m (9’1”)|
|Bridgedeck clearance||1.55 m (5’1”)|
|Draft||1.90/3.70 m (6’3”/12’2”)|
|Air draft||37 m (121’)|
|Laden displacement||67 t|
|Electric motors||2 X 200 Kw|
|Upwind sail area||354 m² (3,810 sq ft)|
|Fuel||3,000 l (790 US gal)|
|Freshwater||2,000 l (525 US gal)|
|Watermaker||2 x 120 l/h (2 x 30 US gal/hour)|
|Cruising speed/maximum engine speed||10/12 kts|