Three build slots for Archipelago’s new explorer catamaran
Archipelago Expedition Yachts, in partnership with Chartwell Marine, is launching its Archipelago 47 catamaran at SIBS. The company says it has three build slots available (delivery October 2023 onwards), and is offering discounts to those who order at the show.
The Archipelago 47 will be available to view on marina berth M168 at the show.
Founded on the high-power, multihull workboat expertise of Chartwell Marine, the Archipelago 47’s robust and ocean-capable design is borne of a strong commercial heritage, while also offering the safety and comfort of a leisure vessel, says the company.
It can accommodate up to eight people with four cabins and has a top speed of over 20 knots with an ocean-capable’ range.
With an optimised hull design and opportunities for cleaner propulsion, Archipelago says this boat answers the rising call in the leisure market for sustainable alternatives to traditional, emissions-heavy monohull superyachts. The vessel’s recyclable aluminium double hull form not only reduces water drag to increase fuel efficiency and stability, but also offers an adaptable foundation for a range of customisable propulsion options, including hybrid and electric.
“Commercial catamarans have the kind of stability, power, and reliability that makes them invaluable to today’s offshore workers,” says Stephen Weatherley, MD Archipelago Expedition Yachts. “It only made sense to follow in those footsteps in developing an ocean-capable leisure boat for families, while adding our own twist of style and comfort. We’re very excited to be able to show off our flagship vessel in person for the first time at Southampton Boat Show.”
Andy Page, director of Chartwell Marine, says: “Collaborating with Archipelago on this project has been a great opportunity to put our sustainable multihull design expertise to work in the leisure sector. The results have been fantastic. The Archipelago 47 is a one-of a kind vessel, and a clear example of what cross-industry collaboration can achieve in the maritime industry.”
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