January 19, 2012

Project: Octagon i54 PC

Octagon is a German shipyard which just appeared in the scene with a modern looking power catamaran project, the i54PC.  This Octagon catamaran combines design and functionality in a special way: with the shipyard and designers setting themselves apart for months with the project before starting the construction.  May be this is shown for the more futuristic lines, and design of the i54 PC. The salon, with its circular seating arrangement and the functional galley configure the main deck while below we have space for four cabins with separate shower heads.  Seems amazing for sixteen meter even for a catamaran.  Octagon say other versions are available for the layout, with larger owner's cabin choices dedicating a full hull as well.  A highlight in the i54 PC is also the opening hardtop, this leaving the flybridge dry, even when the large roof is securely closed.  Standard engines will be twin 370hp suggesting a moderate medium speed under 20 knots.  Still no performance data as yet so this is just speculation from my part.