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Photo courtesy of BlackCat Superyachts

Photo courtesy of BlackCat Superyachts

BlackCat has entered the superyacht market with the launch of a 50m sailing catamaran. The company is founded by Australian yachtsman Mitch Booth who has teamed up with superyacht designer Malcolm McKeon to produce the supercat concept.

“This ‘supercat’ concept is really exciting because there is nothing else available that combines the practicality of an enormous, stable, platform, with exhilarating performance,” explains Booth. “The accommodation space on board is a whopping 340 square metres, all within a 50-metre vessel; something that has not been done until now,” he says adding that it’s a logical progression for superyacht designs to move towards catamarans. “There are so many advantages to large multihull cruising compared to our monohull cousins, such as speed, space, low heel, comfort, the list goes on and on”, he concludes.

Photo courtesy BlackCat Superyachts

Photo courtesy of BlackCat Superyachts

The superyacht builder says each BlackCat will be tailor-made down to the smallest of detail, each model completely constructed from carbon fibre.

This 50-metre version will be the largest single-structure carbon-fibre yacht in the world, the company claims. In addition, this sailing catamaran features extensive use of glass in the superstructure to provide a light and airy feel to the interior. Featuring a shallow draft, she has been designed to reach up to 30ks.

Commenting on the project, McKeon says: “I’m thrilled that we’re designing this new style of catamaran. There’s been a space in the market for some time for a large catamaran design that can offer the luxury and quality of a superyacht this size, and also provide this level of stability and high performance.”

The BlackCat superyacht team offers a complete range of services from concept design right through to build management and launch.