Long launch

The latest Long Island 85 has been launched by JFA Yachts.

27 March 2018


The Long Island catamaran range is designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group.

This second unit takes the main characteristics of the first Long Island 85, namely aluminium hulls while the superstructure is made of composite and assembled by gluing.

With their focus on reducing weight, JFA Yachts has paid particular attention to the mass and used lightweight materials for the fittings. This resulted in a low completion weight of only 56T for this 85 ‘aluminium cruising catamaran.

Equipped with a carbon mast and boom, this vessel has a sail cut for performance. The hydraulic fittings placed on the flybridge are suitable for manoeuvres with reduced crew.

On the exterior, the catamaran offers a large aft cockpit with a salon to starboard, and on the port side another salon with a dining table, sunpads on each side, and a dayhead.

In order to limit the overall weight of the boat, teak has been laid only on the deck in front of the owner’s cabin, the aft cockpit and the flybridge. The cockpit is extended inside by a salon and bar on the starboard side and a dining room to port. A navigation desk/chart table, up against the transverse bulkhead, connects the two spaces.


The flybridge hosts the exterior helm station and sail handling winches as well as a lounge area with sunpads.

This new Long Island 85 ‘has a planned circumnavigation to the 2 Poles. The flybridge and the cockpit can be completely closed off and heated and thus offers a single, comfortable space to enjoy the stunning but cold scenery of the Poles.

The electronics and entertainment system onboard are sophisticated and well able to handle the long stays onboard by the clients. The vessel is equipped with 2 380hp engines and 2 27 kW generators.

A 16’ tender, behind the cockpit, is gracefully lowered into the water on a hydraulic Tenderlift platform.

Numerous outdoor lockers store fenders and mooring lines, in addition to recreational equipment (inflatable SUP, Wakeboard ….). On this yacht a large trunk mounted overlooking the rear platform stores 4 bikes and diving equipment.

Marc Lombard’s words are more relevant than ever: “The Long Island 85 ‘is simple, powerful, sea-going … and refined”


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