COLOMBE 80′ is a sailing catamaran for private and charter uses. This boat has been designed following our own brief and in collaboration with REAL NUM for exterior design and Pierre Frutschi for the interior.
On this design, we wanted to propose the best ergonomics, aesthétics and pleasure compromises, in order to build a great sailing vessel full of luxury and comfort.
Descriptif du COLOMBE 80′
CONCEPT AND EXTERIOR ARRANGEMENTS:
This 24meters long sailing catamaran has been thought to be fully confortable as well as very safe. We also wanted good sailing performances and this was allowed thanks to the light overall weight as well as the technologies the boat was supposed to be equipped with.
The boat has been initially thought to be built in composite to optimise weight and performances. However in order to improve strength (and so safety) in case of impact at sea, an aluminium version could be developped following the inital concept of COLOMBE80′. This could also be a great advantage for the cost of the boat.
The boat hull is relatively large to give great spaces inside. The bow shape is vertical to optimise the deck surface (keeping the hull length inferior to 24meters).
The hull transoms and stairs are very large to ensure safety when entering the boat from the tender or from the quay.
The hull has a little bulwark (safety and comfort again). This permits to fit retractable cleats, balconies and stanchions fixations etc.
On deck, the teak has been designed to “climb” on the superstructure and bring harmony to the roof shape (better integration with the deck level).
The front part of the deck has a great lounge space with sofas, tables etc.
Cockpit is fully protected thanks to the large flybridge. The cockpit can be equipped with a bar, sofas etc and potentially, chairs and tables to be used as a dining area.
We wanted to keep manoeuvres away from the living areas (cockpit and flybridge spaces were dedicated for leasure only). Manoeuvres areas where winches and helmstations are positionned for the crew members are hence standing at an intermediate level : between cockpit and flybridge, along the stairs.
Concerning the appendages, we went for twin long keels (relativly shallow since the draft is limited to 1.90m). Fixed keels have the advantage to be perfectly rigid, tend to protect rudders and shaft lines in case of impact and are used as storage for tanks for instance.
Overall length : 24.25 m
- Hull length: 23.95 m
Overall breadth : 11.72 m
Displacement : 52.5 tonnes (half load – composite version)
Upwind sail area: 348 m²
Motorisation: 2 x 220 hp
Draft: 1.90 m
Diesel capacity: 4 x 1000 Litres
Fresh water capacity: 2 x 1000 Litres
Certification: CE Cat.A – Hull classification by Bureau Veritas or Lloyds
The access to the interior spaces can be done through 3 different doors. A great sliding door opens the rear cockpit as well as a little service door for the crew (giving direct access to the galley). A front sliding door gives access to the front lounge (just at the rear of both nets).
The interior ergonomics of the cockpit of COLOMBE80′ presents a large dining area as well as a place for sofas and resting places in symetry.
Forward the mast bulkhead is positionned the chart table as well as the electronics and all navigation devices. The starboard area gives the acces to the front sliding door.
Rear port stairs are dedicated to the crew to access the galley, the mess room as well as one of three crew cabins.
A staircase is positionned just before the mast bulkhead and gives the access to two large guest cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom (including toilet, sink) and a separated shower room.
Forward part of the hull is used for a crew cabin for 2 crew members.
Starboard hull is designed with a large main owner cabin, a third guest cabin, as well as a third crew cabin with access from deck level.