GOOD TIMES FOR SWISS CATAMARAN CONCEPT
New boats under construction, new models under study, presence
in Europe’s most important boat shows in 2012: the high end –
Swiss Concept - cruising catamarans pursue their development.
THE “LITTLE BROTHER” WILL BE BUILT
The construction of the first S2C 45, considered the "little brother" of the S2C 55 (Swiss Catamaran Concept’s flagship) will begin this summer at CMM boatyard in Antalya, Turkey.
The S2C 45 can be sailed shorthanded, and all the manoeuvers are centralised in order to simplify boat handling. “We wanted to make sure that a crewmember can sail the boat alone, and tack or jibe whilst his crewmate, husband or wife is asleep”, explains designer Sébastien Schmidt.
"This yacht has been conceived for couples and families, with a master bedroom located in one of the hulls and the kids’ room in the other, with also enough space to invite guests on-board.”
The S2C 45 has been conceived according to Swiss Catamaran Concept’s basic principles: flawless construction, marine qualities associated with optimal performance and comfort. "This is undoubtedly a sailor’s yacht, and not a catamaran made for short cruises in the Caribbean," says the architect.
The interior has been designed to prevent nuisance from the sound of waves, with the bunks located in the hulls and oriented in the direction of navigation, and not perpendicular to the running of the yacht.
The S2C 45 is also adapted to the Nordic market, and can sail through locks in Germany, Holland and other Nordic countries. She is eight meters wide, and her selling price will be around 850,000 Euros, complete and ready to sail, including four sails, a generator, electronics and electricity, TV, fridge & freezer etc.
This price includes whatever is needed to sail, with no hidden costs. According to Swiss Catamaran Concept’s philosophy, this means a boat with antifouling, delivered in the water, which unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the current standard.
Swiss Catamaran is proud to announce that the world’s first official presentation of the S2C 45 is scheduled at the Cannes Boat Show 2013.© sebschmidt
GREAT DEVELOPMENT FOR THE S2C 55
The third S2C 55 is currently under construction in Antalya, and will be launched this summer. Christophe Buholzer, who oversees construction at the CMM boatyard, is enthusiastic: "We unmoulded the hull last month, and started installing the internal structures, before turning her back a few days ago.”
The installation of the infrastructure (electricity, pipes etc.) has begun whilst the interior layout is nearly complete. The carpenters will now adjust the pre-painted modules, and place them in their final position.
In parallel, the mast and the rigging are currently being prepared at the other end of Europe, in Denmark, whilst the production of the sails is about to begin.
The entire process is taking place smoothly, and the construction team is respecting the schedule in a very Swiss manner!
This is the third S2C 55 being built. The first one is currently in Antalya, next to the boatyard, and potential buyers have the possibility to test-sail her and to visit the yard. The second S2C 55 has been sold and will be used throughout the season in the Mediterranean for charter, which is also a good opportunity to test-sail her in real conditions.
She will then be exhibited at the Palma Boat Show and at the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 2012 (see below).© Loris von Siebenthal/MyImage/Swiss Catamaran - DR
OPTIONS ON REQUEST
When delivered in its “basic version”, the S2C 55 is built in epoxy sandwich with carbon reinforcements, a carbon mast and “Park avenue” boom, four sails, top level electronics, TV, fridge, freezer and so much more… She costs approximately 1’250’000 Euros.
Three packs are available on request for the most demanding owners:
A NEW YACHT FOR CHARTER
Swiss Catamaran Concept’s design team and designer Sebastian Schmidt are currently working on a 59’ project specifically conceived for charter. Larger than the traditional S2C’s, this catamaran will accommodate up to ten guests in five double cabins. She will be sailed by a crew of 2-3 people who will have their own separate cabin.
This yacht won’t be built according to Swiss Catamaran’s philosophy. Unlike the S2C 45 and 55, who are targeted at families and put the emphasis on seaworthiness and performance, the 59’ will feature five hotel-room type cabins, each with their private bathroom, and is conceived for short-time stays and shorter trips.
This version will be available for approximately one million Euros.© Loris von Siebenthal/MyImage/Swiss Catamaran - sebschmidt
A 75’ PROJECT
Thanks to the experience gathered, and to the success of the S2C 55, Swiss Catamaran Concept and yacht designer Seb Schmidt have developed a project for a high-end 75’ catamaran. The S2C 75 has been conceived according to Swiss Catamaran Concept’s top of the range philosophy.© sebschmidt
The international multihull boat show, Lorient, 18 - 22 April
Catamaran Concept looks forward to welcoming you on its stand,
to show you SCC’s models and to answer your questions.
Palma International Boat Show, 28 April - 6 May 2012. The
S2C 55 will be exhibited, and can be visited (under appointment)
· Festival de la plaisance, Cannes, September 11 – 16, 2012. The S2C 55 will be exhibited, and can be visited (under appointment)
SCC SAILS ON THE SEA, AND SURFS ON THE WEB
A new website www.swisscatamaran.com is currently being developed, and will be launched next month.
It will – as Swiss Catamaran does – offer an easy and fast navigation; it will be safe and beautiful!
The new website will feature all S2C catamarans, the new projects as well as existing models, and will provide numerous information about SCC’s concept and philosophy.
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