Photography by JFA Yachts
01 November 2017
French shipyard JFA Yachts has announced the launch of its latest multihull, one of its Long Island 85’ models. The aluminium-hulled cruising catamaran design has a striking vertical bow and distinctively modern look to its profile, as well as artistic paintwork featuring a lime green and grey intersecting curved lines.
As with previous deliveries from JFA Yachts, the superstructure is composite with lightweight materials used in the interior fit-out to keep weight to a minimum. The result is a light displacement of 60 tonnes.
Naval architecture has been carried out on the yacht by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group while the interior, featuring oak and walnut finishes, was by Darnet Design. The hulls are designed with three guest cabins, a galley below decks and two cabins for crew.
A highlight feature of the Long Island 85’ is its master cabin, which is located on the main deck, with direct access to the net between the forward hulls and spectacular views over the bows. A large cockpit with easy access to the saloon offers a generous space in which to relax, socialise and dine, featuring a helm station, dining table and bar.
The yacht’s overall length is 26.25 metres, with the length at the waterline just short of this at 25.47 metres. It draws 2.24 metres below the waterline, and has a beam of 11.93 metres. The catamaran has been specified with twin 380hp engines, and the carbon mast and boom are expected to be installed imminently.
Sea trials are expected to be carried out in the coming weeks.