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Curvelle Catamaran: Construction Under Way


Find this in the Making Waves section of our digital edition.

Catamarans are steadily growing in popularity and the options available to fans of power-cats are increasing. Builder Curvelle has recently joined the ranks of power-cat builders with a fresh new design and concept featuring many curves and rounded edges. Research and development began in 2004, and now the first Curvelle catamaran, the result of a truly international effort, is well on its way. Logos Marine of Tuzla, Turkey, one of the developing partners and the project manager, has completed the carbon composite hull of the quaranta, which will be the flagship of the Curvelle line at 110 feet (33.7 meters). London-based Lila-Lou handled the interior design and exterior styling while Australian Incat Crowther, a specialist in catamarans, is responsible for the naval architecture. The layout includes six cabins (with flexible bedding arrangements), all located on the main deck where the large windows give all guests equally astounding views of the passing scenery. With four decks and a nearly 30-foot beam, the quaranta boasts the equivalent interior space of a 131-foot (40-meter) yacht. In addition to comfortable spaces in and out, performance and efficiency were at the top of the development team’ s list. Finally, value was foremost on the mind of Curvelle’s Dutch developer and Marketing Director Luuk V. van Zanten, the driving force behind the project. “With her transatlantic range and a cruising speed of 22 knots, the Curvelle quaranta will be on the market at a highly competitive introductory price, staying well below 10 million Euros,” he says.

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