April 21, 2011

New Model: Axcell 650

Axcell 650 Catamaran Sport Yacht is a new challenge in the market which is unique in this size and style for having a planning cat hull.  The company behind this new build is MACS Research who present an innovative sport yacht, with a unique hybrid dual catamaran hull.  Sporting its proprietary thirteen year of research HybridAir Technology hull this incorporates advanced systems from the Hovercraft industry, which gives the Axcell 650 extraordinary efficiency and speed, along with reduced fuel burn, coupled with the remarkable ride and stability that only a performance power catamaran can provide.  Other bonuses are also a unique tender garage which can host a sixteen feet RIB with a 90hp outboard.  Quite remarkable for this size of yacht.  On the accommodation the Axcell 650 delivers an enclosed main deck which offers a living area, and the helm station located to starboard.  Down below is the space for another living area, galley, and the three double guest cabins.  Power is from twin 1150hp Cat engines with Arneson surface drives used as propulsion.  Speed is a 40 knots max, and a 36 knots cruise. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.12 m (66.5ft)
Hull Length - 18.29 m
Waterline Length - 16.15 m
Beam - 6.10 m
Draft - 0.91 m 
Displacement - 26762 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2461 l
Water Capacity - 454 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew berth
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp
Propulsion - Arneson Surface Drives ASD12
Speed - 40 knots max, 36 knots cruise