Versatility, innovation and futurism. Felci Yachts presents the new Cat 80, a super cruising catamaran, 24 meters long and about 12 meters wide, in which naval architecture, stylistic and functional design are the result of a long research and development work.
Masterfully pencilled by Italian designer Umberto Felci, the Felci Cat 80 is a real technological synthesis in which years of experience and a futuristic vision of sailboats converge. Mainly designed for family cruising, the catamaran guarantees high levels of entertainment and comfort on board, offering, as in a luxurious seaside villa, ever-changing scenarios thanks to its versatility.
The interior spaces are arranged on three levels. The cabins and the galley are both positioned on the lower deck, in the hulls. The saloon, instead, is on the main deck, in direct communication with the cockpit. The flybridge is a large terrace located 5 meters above the water level. Interconnecting but separate, all spaces provide passengers with the upmost privacy.
When climbing on board, the first distinctive element is certainly represented by the semi-enclosed cockpit, characterized by large stairs leading to the bow side-decks. On the starboard side, a luxurious relaxation area can be converted into a comfortable dining zone. This area is the heart of the boat, with direct access to both the interiors and the semi-raised flybridge.
The saloon is furnished with an exclusive sofa area, perfect for relaxing in at night, a large dining table for 12 and a study with sea view.
A spiral staircase in carbon and teak leads to the flybridge, where a large sunbathing platform is equipped with large cushions and a foldaway jacuzzi. The flybridge also houses the helm station, where the captain can easily have full control of both sailing and under-power navigation.
On the main deck, ahead of the saloon, an additional outdoor lounging area guarantees pleasant privacy even when the boat is stern-moored in the port. Particularly noteworthy is the direct access to the twin master cabins which, very spacious, are equipped with king-sized double beds arranged transversally and in direct contact with the surrounding environment thanks to two large panoramic windows.
Both cabins are completed by two walk-in closets and two heads with separate shower and sauna, as well as large storage compartments, a study and a comfortable sofa.
Furthermore, the width of the hulls allows to accommodate two very large guest cabins, with en-suite heads and separate shower, keeping the stylistic quality and construction details which characterize all the interior spaces and decor.
The galley, connected to the crew area, is located aft, in the port hull, featuring generous volumes and exceptional finishes. Functional modern and elegant, the galley is a real home kitchen which, in addition to being equipped with a private lounge, is also in direct communication with the captain’s cabin. The latter has two overlapping beds, a large head and separate shower. Two separate crew cabins complete the interior layout.
From a sailing point of view, two versions are currently under study: a more performing one with telescopic keels and another with fixed keel and slower draft. Construction is inevitably high-tech in carbon fiber sandwich, in order to obtain an absolutely non-deformable and sturdy one-piece structure.
The sail area, with a quite aft located mast, allows to sail without the aid of the engine power already with 8 knots of TWS and keep averages absolutely interesting, minimizing both consumption and emissions.
In conclusion, the Felci Cat 80 promises to be an extremely cutting-edge boat. An unprecedented super catamaran which makes innovation and comfort its main strengths.
Felci Cat 80: technical specs
|Max beam||11,7 m|
|Draft 1||1.90 m|
|Draft 2||4.40 m|
|Sail Area||350 m2|
|Engines||2 x 230 hp|
|Generator||2 x 10 k|
||2 x 800 l|
||2 x 1,500 l|
|Construction||Sandwich carbon – epoxy – infusion|
|Boom||Furling, in carbon|