The Ice Cat 61 is a boat destined to “break through” on the market , as confirmed by her departure from the shipyard when, because of her size, as planned, a wall was knocked down to get her out.
With an overall length of 18.60 metres, the latest creation of the Italian company is the largest catamaran never built in Italy.
Since her construction, the Ice Cat 61 demonstrates her will to go overboard. The designer Enrico Contras, who has already designed Mattia catamarans, has collaborated with Ice Yachts to provide this new model with streamline advanced lines.
Lightweight and hull resistance are the key elements of this boat where modern technologies, including epoxy resin and hybrid glass-carbon fibers, result in a fast easily-maneuverable product whose size and power enable the sail area to engender apparent wind and increase the top speed.
According to his needs, the owner can even ask for a hybrid, diesel or electric propulsion system.
The Ice Cat 61 also offers spacious volumes and great comfort thanks to a living area in the bow and large interiors. Remarkable is the cockpit, positioned on the same level than the dinette.
Equipped with a carbon mast, the sail area is easy to managed. The mainsheet and its carriage, as well as the self-tacking solent, can be served by an electric motor for an easier mainsail setting.
The Salvirola-based company is also developing a Full Carbon version of the Ice Cat 61 with advanced foils to fly on the water at higher speed.
Particularly beautiful is the scimitar-shaped bow that, now we know it, didn’t help the Cat to go out of the shed…