The Blue Coast 95 Cartouche
Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Designed by naval architects Coste Design & Partners, the Blue Coast 95 Cartouche offers a sizeable length of 28.8 metres and a beam over the 12 metres. Cartouche was launched by the French shipyard H2X, in a land known for its obsession with multihulls. Featuring sleek lines, Cartouche is built for ease of handling and fast cruising with minimal crew. Cartouche is equipped with a fully automatic furling boom, operated from the helm station and using an automatic bagging system. This allows safe, easy reefing.
The Blue Coast 95 is a three-deck catamaran equipped with all the amenities of a motor yacht with the performance and sensations of a fast sailing vessel. The shallow draught allows anchoring close to shore, while the carbon wing mast, measuring 33 metres in height, rotates for added performance.
The hulls were designed with the aid of computational flow dynamic computer studies for maximum performance and sea-worthiness. The entire build is of composite materials, with process combining infused epoxy resin, fiberglass, carbon fibre and PU foam core, all done with a strict weight reduction programme.
The exterior aft deck offers shaded lounging with unobstructed panoramic views and is separated from the large interior saloon by a wide sliding door. On each hull a swim ladder grants direct access to the water. The helm station is amidships and the rigging equipment is located to port and starboard for ultimate control and ease of handling. The yacht is also equipped with a hydraulic swim platform that drops below water level to launch the main tender.
Though Cartouche was designed for private use, different layouts are available from Blue Coast Yachts on their 95, that can make it suitable for the charter market. Blue Coast Yachts will be exhibiting at the 2011 Boat Asia in Singapore.