May 10, 2018

Project: JFA Yachts 78 Long Island

JFA Yachts from Brittany, North of France presents the project of the 78 Long Island power catamaran.  Designed for large trips, the hulls of the 78 Long Island will be made of aluminium while the deck and superstructures will be composite. Powered by twin 500hp engines, the cruising speed is set at 12 knots with a maximum speed of 15 knots. Like the previous Long Island, JFA Yachts and Marc Lombard have focused on the weight of the boat and its equipment. This displacement and the desired speed make it possible to install engines of reasonable size in order to lower the fuel consumption and the size of the tanks while offering a transatlantic autonomy.  The interior design and exterior styling of the boat will be by Franck Darnet and will feature mixed oak and darker wood panelings. The nacelle will house the galley, main salon, dining area and a chart table. The port hull will have a large owner’s suite and a guest cabin. The starboard hull will have three guest cabins. An enclosed wheelhouse will be installed on the fly-bridge; an innovative feature in this type and size of power catamaran. This space, designated for navigation, will also host a banquette and an office so you can relax and enjoy the view.  The outdoor spaces are also innovative, with a lounge area and a sea water bath on the deck. Of course, in the back the interior salon extends to a large exterior cockpit. On the flybridge, a salon and dining area with a small kitchenette will be installed behind the wheelhouse.