CURVELLE PRESS RELEASE
Construction of superyacht quaranta well underway with Curvelle.
Released Istanbul, 20 September 2011
Curvelle is pleased to announce completion of the hull of the quaranta
, in close cooperation with
Logos Marine as principal build contractor. Being the flagship and first vessel of the new
Curvelle family, she is currently the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran in
Four years of development went into the project, which resulted in a hull that boasts many innovative
design features and some unique selling points.
With Lila Lou taking on interior and exterior styling and Incat Crowther onboard as specialist
catamaran naval architects, quaranta's
design has already proven to be an award-winning one.
Due to a flexible layout, instigated by Luuk V. van Zanten, the main driver behind the project,
the vessel's six double cabins can be converted into three VIP suites, six twins, doubles or any
combination of these, while still comfortably topping crew space requirements in compliance
with strict new crew accommodation regulations. To assure optimal panorama views, all guest
cabins are located on the main deck and fitted with huge 2.5m x 0.9m windows, accommodating
a company of up to twelve guests.
The RINA has certified quaranta
with their unrestricted range-classification for commercial
yachts and as a third edition MCA. Measuring 33.70 x 9 metres, she will be an ocean-going
catamaran with the interior space equivalent of a 40 metres monohull vessel, due to her four
deck layout, and her two metres of extra beam.
Luuk comments: "With her transatlantic range and a cruising speed of 22 knots, the Curvelle
will be on the market at a highly competitive introductory price, staying well below
10 million Euros". This means quaranta
approximately halves the average price of a monohull
vessel of similar volume and performance.
With construction solely based on in-house funding, the yacht is currently in full production
in Tuzla, Istanbul, with a delivery set for November 2012.
For more information about Curvelle please contact:
Luuk V. van Zanten
direct + 44(0) 750 916 0234
office + 44(0) 207 917 2976