BMT Nigel Gee To Launch Project L3 At Monaco Yacht Show
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group will launch its latest creation, Project L3 at the Monaco Yacht Show Sept 24-27. Nigel Gee teamed up with yacht designer Rob McPherson to create this bold design.
The design for this semi-SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) catamaran lends itself to high speed and large volume. The vessel is 85m long and provides living areas similar to land based architecture.
The main accommodation opens directly onto the pool courtyard. The sundeck boasts an open-air fire pit surrounded by lounge chairs that are ideal for viewing the drop-down cinema screen.
The large beam of the catamaran allows for storage of an oversized tender including an offshore racing cat and a two-man seaplane. Once deployed, these can be moored against a number of fold-down/extendable beach decks giving easy access to the water.
Propulsion options include a conventional system for 20-knot performance and a hybrid CODAG (Combined Diesel And Gas) system that can reach over 40 knots.
“This was both a very exciting and challenging proposal to work on as the styling needed to reflect the speed of the vessel while maintaining a high volume for the interior,” says James Roy, Design Director at BMT. “Gentle flowing lines which have a sense of urgency about them have been combined with a bold colour choice to ensure that this 85m, high performance catamaran makes a statement in the harbour. It is always refreshing to work on a design which challenges convention and to integrate technology developed in other markets, it will take a visionary client to realise the project.”