There’s important news for Bavaria that has just started the construction of its first power catamaran. The boat is called Nautitech 47 Power and will be probably presented at the 2018 Düsseldorf Boat Show. Largely inspired by the previous Nautitech 46 Open, the new catamaran will have the same hull than the sailing counterpart.
Bavaria took over Nautitech three years ago; since then, it has been building sailing multihulls and, now, the German boatyard has decided to enlarge its range embracing a field that is experiencing an unprecedented development period. We’re talking about the world of power catamarans, of course.
The concept and engineering phases have been already completed and the new boat will be soon under construction at the Rochefort-based production site (France) where the German brand has concentrated the production of its catamarans.
14 metres long, the Nautitech 47 Power will feature the same size and design than the sailing Nautitech 46 Open.
According to initial Bavaria reports, the new power catamaran will benefit from finishes and spaces which will place it in the range of luxury boats intended for long cruises.
If sizes and design will replicate those of the sailing counterpart, exterior layout, however, seems to be completely different, at least according to the first renderings.
On the stern stands out a large swimming platform which will be also used to accommodate a tender that, according to the manufacturer, would reach up to 2.80 metres in length. A further outdoor space, much larger than the traditional cockpit and furnished with a central table and sofas, is located on the bow. Then, another outdoor space is available on the flybridge which, in addition to the wheelhouse, envisages a wet bar equipped with BBQ, refrigerator and sink.
The cockpit gives access to the inner dinette with a continuity of volumes that Bavaria had already baptized “Open Concept” at the launch of the sailing 46 Open. For the moment, information about interior arrangement are still under wraps but desing would probably focus on spacious environments, maybe numerically reduced in the owner’s version.
The Nautitech 47 will be powered by two Volvo Penta D4 engines outputting 225 or 300 hp which, according to forecasts of the boatyard, will ensure a maximum speed of 22 knots and a range of 1,000 miles at 9-knot cruising speed.
At this point, we just have to wait for further information from Bavaria headquarters, maybe before next autumn and the first boat shows, during which some more pictures will be certainly unveiled.