21 February 2019
Amasea Yachts is a new yacht brand that introduces a new approach to traditional catamaran design by building in aluminum instead of fibreglass, and having three decks instead the conventional two.
Designed to cross the Atlantic without refuelling for long-range cruising and exploration, the first 25-metre model has exterior design and naval architecture by Dr. Albert Nazarov.
Production will be limited, offer a high level of customisation – clients are free to choose their own interior designer – and use top quality materials for the construction and outfitting.
“I decided to go back to the drawing board when I was in the market for a 20-25-metre catamaran to cruise the world, but couldn’t find what I was looking for,” says Amasea Yachts founder Jack Wijnants.
“They were all expensive, limited in how much the interiors could be personalised, and generally finished using low-quality materials. Moreover, there was very little privacy for guests, as the crew have to use the same galley facilities. The whole story started with our own requirements that could not be met by composite builders.
So I decided to develop my own catamaran, and on showing it to some yacht broker friends, they told me that I should market it.”
The Amasea 25-metre has an extra deck level and a dedicated service area for the crew. Having three decks instead of two introduces much more flexibility in terms of layout. The master suite, for example, can be on the main or lower deck and the yacht is designed with two galleys: one for guest use and a smaller one for the crew.
The first unit is expected to take 18-20 months to complete.