A catamaran is usually boxier and less elegant than a superyacht because it sits closer to the water and is much wider than a single-hull. So here's Tecnomar, determined to change this perception of the traditional cat with a custom build that seems straight from the future.
The yard, which is part of The Italian Sea Group (TISG), is in the business of speed, whether we’re talking about smaller boats or larger vessels, inspired by supercars and designed to deliver speed, luxury, and safety in a single package. This Is It is what happens when Tecnomar brings their unique approach to the rather unsurprising, bland exterior of a catamaran: a "groundbreaking project that sets a new benchmark in yacht design."
Measuring 43.5 meters (143 feet) in total length and 14.5 meters (47.5 feet) in width, This Is It offers an interior volume of approximately 750 GT, which allows accommodation for 12 guests across six cabins, and fancy features that wouldn't look amiss on a much larger superyacht. These range from a large show kitchen to a massage room, a pool on the aft deck, large balconies, and a surprise garden that spreads across two levels and gives this cat the vibe of a floating deluxe villa.
This secret-but-not-really lush garden is located on the private deck attached to the owner's suite, which means access to it could be restricted, should the owner desire it. After all, there are some things on your yacht you want to keep to yourself, and no one's judging.
The overall styling is elegant and modern, evoking dynamism and timeless refinement. Interior spaces are also relaxing and zen due to a combination of neutrals and expansive glazing, including oversize skylights that allow plenty of natural light in.
"The realization of this extraordinary project challenges the 'conventional' perceptions, driving us to completely recreate the boundaries of aesthetic parameters," says Giovanni Costantino, Founder and CEO of The Italian Sea Group. "This Is It is born as the perfect blend between the desires of a forward-thinking owner and a brand like Tecnomar, capable of taking on such an ambitious and demanding challenge."
It also features a surprising amount of glazing – about 600 square meters (6,458 square feet) in total, which is an achievement if you consider that the design also aimed for overall weight reduction. Tecnomar doesn't say whether that's the case, but the focus on aerodynamics and weight reduction hints at a desire to deliver the kind of speed the yard became famous for.
This Is It is IMO Tier III compliant thanks to innovative exhaust gas treatment technology (SCR or Selective Catalytic Reduction) that leads to a reduction of NOx emissions. No word on propulsion just yet, and least of all, of pricing or the supposed owner, who was reportedly very involved in the construction process.
A vessel as striking and luxurious as this one can't fly under the radar for long, even if it wanted to. With the imminent debut should come more coverage and, hopefully, even a proper, non-CGI look inside. So consider this a very nice teaser.