A new addition to the futuristic Air series from Oxygène Yachts
If you attended the Cannes Boat Show last fall, you no doubt caught a glimpse of the Air 77 from Oxygène Yachts. Admittedly, even if you are not a fan of catamarans, the Air series from Oxygène stands out from the crowd. Their futuristic design is a departure from the multihull standard with unexpected curves and architectural lines.
The boats are touted as being extremely light thanks to their carbon composite structure, and their shallow draft makes coast approaches easy. Thanks to the glass roof, each yacht has an uninterrupted 360° view that is enhanced by the hydraulically opening door cut in the front.
Most recently, Oxygène began working on the Air 77 W, the veritable sister of the Air 77 that differs from a purely aesthetic point of view. According to Oxygène, “the bulwarks have been raised and widened; the hulls and the rear deck have been remodeled” and the dinghy can now be found in the inferior part of the intermediary deck.
We can’ t wait to see the real thing, but in the meantime, we’ll have to content ourselves with a few highly promising renders.
- Power catamaran
– Interior and exterior design: Frédéric Sarfati
– Architecture and building in collaboration with the shipyard Couach (France)
– Construction material: wood-epoxy-glass-carbon composite
– Windows: variable transparency glass
– Length: 23,5 m / 77′
– Beam: 10,40 m / 34′ – Weight / loaded: 35 t / 40 t – Draft: 0,8 m – 1,10 m
– Engines: Volvo 2×260 ch up to 2×600 ch
– Propellers: 2 boat water-jet drives (Ultrajet/Masterjet) or Volvo IPS pods
– Cruising / top speed: 12 kn / 22 kn
– Fuel consumption: 50 to 80 liters per hour
– 4 en-suite double master cabins, shower, separate toilets.
– 2 en-suite double crew cabins
– Dinghy made of composite materials, embedded on the inferior part of the intermediary deck