Multihull boats from Pacifico Yachts
Multihull boats are becoming increasingly popular and have more fans among shipowners every year. And, if the sail boat has already become classic of luxury cruising, power boats just begin to crowd out their monohull competitors. So, what are benefits of multihull boats? Consider the examples of a Pacifico Yachts multihull boats series.
Interior space and high ceilings
Unusual inner space into a saloon and cabins is eye-catching and attract attention at once when you are on the board of a multihull boat. High ceilings from 2 meters high and large living accommodations are the main features of a Pacifico Yachts multihull boats series.
The multihull boat construction allows for large than usual saloon and cabins and an arrangement of living areas above sea level. For instance, a saloon area of Pacifico Voyager 117 is 24.5 m2, and a master cabin is 6.5 m2. By this way of arranging the saloon and cabins are equipped with panoramic portholes with a spectacular sea view. The natural light and a nice view further increase the space, and the guests of the boat get seasick less.
Ceilings from 2 meters high and above in average on 10 cm exceed a usual indicator for boats of average length on 1.95 meters. That might not seem like much, but these extra 10 cm provide a sense of the open space and fresh air.
This difference is crucial for tall people: with the height more than 1.80 meters in the space of 1.95 meters high you instinctively try to keep your head down and are afraid to touch the ceiling. Extra 10 cm create a free space overhead which allows standing tall even in cabins and move around the boat freely.
The rendered image of Pacifico Voyager 117 multihull boat, which we are going to launch this season, is presented below. If you are interested in this model and would want to see a video of trials and a photo of the boat first in person, please leave your contacts.
Cost-effective fuel consumption
Fuel consumption depends directly on amount of yacht's energy necessary for movement. Therefore, the key question is what is the engine power required for desired speed? The main feature of Pacifico multihull boats is that they need twice less power on average than the monohull boat of the same size during the gliding. These indicators are achieved by a light hull and prudent approach in design of hull configuration on two floats.
Fuel consumption is measured in liters per hour or in liters per mile. A producer usually states fuel consumption per hour and cruise speed. To find out how much money actually you will spend on fuel, recalculate these figures in fuel consumption per mile and multiply by your assumed distance.
Consider the example of Pacifico Voyager 99. For this model we offer 3 options of engines with different power:
2 Suzuki DF200ATX of 200HP each
Cruise speed: 22 knots
Consumption per hour: 74 liters for 2 engines
Consumption per mile: 74/22 = 3.36 liters
2 Suzuki DF300ATX of 300HP each
Cruise speed: 28 knots
Consumption per hour: 95 liters for 2 engines
Consumption per mile: 95/28 = 3.39 liters
2 Suzuki DF350ATX of 350HP each
Cruise speed: 30 knots
Consumption per hour: 100 liters for 2 engines
Consumption per mile: 74/22 = 3.33 liters
You'd think, the more power - the more fuel consumption. But in fact, a multihull boat with more powerful engines turns out to be more cost-efficient because it takes a longer distance per hour.
What is seaworthiness? It is a potential of a boat to effectively and safely navigate through the sea in any weather conditions. The seaworthiness level depends on how strong the vessel causes to list during the storm. In numbers, this translates in two indicators: vertical acceleration and grade in sharp steering.
Any multihull boat of Pacifico Yachts series shows 30-40% less the vertical acceleration level of the same size monohull boat at average. This translates into much smaller fore-and-aft motions innate to monohull boats during the strong head sea. It is possible thanks to two narrow floats cut the sea and the high attitude saddle.
In sharp steering at full speed the multihull boat heels over only in 3-5 degrees because the construction on two floats does not lean on one side. A standard bank of a multihull boat, for comparison, is 30 degrees. It means there are no motions and the things stay put on the table.
The Pacifico Yachts multihull boats are made of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy composites, therefore they weigh less despite impressive sizes than the monohull equivalents made of polyester. For example, empty weight of 9.9 meters long Pacifico Voyager 99 is 2200 kg. Thanks to it and hydraulic lines of the floats the multihull boat goes easy on planning mode already at 3 000 engine speeds. Narrow floats cut the sea and the vessel goes smoothly like going on the road. It is possible to move freely into the saloon and cabins, and go above the open deck.
If I can operate the vessel independently is a matter of concern for many shipowners who either change the monohull boat or even buy the first boat in their lives. Actually, the multihull boats seem like unwieldy, but in fact they are more maneuverable than any monohull boat.
Two engines on different sides for each float provide easy handling and simple control. Thanks to it, they allow turning the vessel around its axis, using separately one or another engine. It makes mooring simple and comfortable, providing a 360-degree turn as appropriate. Such maneuverability is particularly relevant during the mooring in narrow water.
One more point of easy and simple control is a view out of Captain’s bridge. All Pacifico Yachts multihull boats have all-around view out of a control post. A captain keeps a check on the whole boat and needs no mates during the mooring thank to this option. Security cameras can be installed on the largest boat of 20 meters long and a captain can be in full control of the situation.