24 February 2021
An aluminium hull, combined with a composite superstructure and wheelhouse, make this unit a comfortable and efficient catamaran destined for long voyages.
Developed in collaboration with the Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group naval architecture and Darnet Design for interiors, this 23.72-metre power catamaran with 11.17-metre beam expands the range of semi-custom Long Island catamarans from JFA Yachts.
The interior is particularly voluminous and connects to the exterior with a 360-degree panoramic view. The main deck offers several living spaces.
On the port side are the galley and saloon, which offers direct access to the foredeck. To starboard, the dining room and the navigation station.
This Long Island 78 Power features an owners’ suite and four guest cabins located in the hulls. There is accommodation for up to eight guests and two crew.
The exterior layout is innovative for this size and type of vessel. The wheelhouse, on the flybridge, is an enclosed space intended for navigation, but also for relaxation with a banquette and desk.
Aft of the wheelhouse is a skylounge, and a dining area and kitchenette complete this sociable space.
Forward of the nacelle, on the main deck, a lounge and seawater pool create another area dedicated to the open air.
Powered by two 500 hp Cummins main engines, the cruising speed is set at 12 knots with a maximum speed of 15 knots (half load). Thanks to weight optimisation, the Long Island 78 Power will offer reasonable fuel consumption, good handling at sea and a transatlantic range.
JFA Yachts was founded in 1993 at Concarneau in Brittany, a region in France rich in maritime heritage. Today nearly 60 yachts, both sailing and motor, monohull and multihull, built from both aluminium and composite explore the planet.