New 30-metre passenger catamaran concept from Albatross
Published: Monday, 21 November 2011
Thailand-based design office Albatross Marine Design is developing new concepts for passenger and tourist catamarans. The new PM3000 catamaran is designed to carry 190 passengers seated in aircraft-style seats. A bar could be added to the middle of saloon, also with sofas and coffee tables. Total 6 toilets, service rooms and engine rooms are provided. For crew of 5 crew cabins are foreseen, located in demihulls. The wheelhouse is spacious with excellent all-round visibility.
The air-conditioned saloon will have plenty of natural light and good visibility. The bow cockpit with sofas and stern/side deck are available outside – for taking photos and outdoor enjoyment. The hull material is to be composite, based on vinylester resin and multiaxial fabrics, with Corecell foam sandwich. Propulsion will be provided by twin 1350HP engines with shaft drives, enabling cruising speeds of 25kts. The boat is designed in compliance to international High Speed Craft Code as passenger craft A, that enables easy certification. According to her designer, Albert Nazarov, the concept can be reworked as a yacht or for pleasure cruising, as required by the owner.