H2X and Coste Design announce the birth of the first « Blue Coast Yacht »
Blue Coast Yachts’ first maxi-catamaran and the fifth largest in the world. This exceptional vessel is being built at the H2X shipyard in La Ciotat, France.
The Blue Coast 95’ heralds a new generation of sailing yachts: custom built maxicatamarans conceived for worldwide cruising, equipped with the latest materials and technologies coupled with intelligent designs for life at sea. And that’s not all – the Blue Coast 95’ is announced as the fifth achieved largest catamaran in the world. Predecessors include the S/Y Allures (31m) and the S/Y Raffoly (28m), both conceived by Jean-Jacques Coste of Coste Design & Partners.
Underway, the yacht’s three deck sloop rigging provides the cruising comfort and performance of a much larger vessel. The length and narrow lines of the twin hulls maximize stability and make navigating in rough conditions a smooth and safe ride. The Blue Coast 95’ is also the first maxi-catamaran to be equipped with an automatic sail reduction system. Furthermore, its shallow draft, a wonderful characteristic of catamarans, enables coastal cruising and anchoring in areas usually inaccessible to same-sized motoryachts.
Endowed with elegance and sophistication, the Blue Coast 95’ is remarkable in style and personality. Specialists in luxury design, Coste Design and Partners pride themselves on the high quality of the yacht’s exterior lines, finish and choice of materials. In keeping with the owner’s wishes, the interior has been entirely custom built.
A covered aft lounge with bar; a hydraulic swim platform for easy launch of the tender and other watersport equipment; a flybridge, Jacuzzi, a second bar, an outdoor galley and a spacious sunbathing area.
A large salon, the owner’s suite with panoramic views, a control room and the cockpit.
Storage of watersport equipment, the starboard engine room, two guest cabins with ensuite bath, owner’s bathroom.
Storage of diving equipment, the port engine room, galley, guest cabin with ensuite bath, crews quarters and mess.
The layout of the BC95’ was conceived for private use only. Created in 2007 by Jean-Jacques Coste, Blue Coast Yachts offers custom built maxicatamarans ranging between 24 and 60 meters in length (70′ to 200 feet). This innovative brand aims to set the tone of the yacht-catamaran market where spaciousness, a love of sailing, extraordinary comfort and high end accommodations merge to instill proper communion with the sea using solutions respectful of the environment.
The design of the Blue Coast 95’ seduced a European businessman who began construction in the spring of 2009. On October 20th the press was invited to attend a showing of the yacht’s first building phase at the H2X shipyard. The press was introduced to innovative technologies developed for the construction: parts being constructed under the vacuum bagging system and the construction of very large moulds without preforming.
The choice of the shipyard was based on know-how. H2X is particularly well-heeled in the latest high-performance construction technologies: a design office using CAD/CAM softwares as CATIA V5 Dassault System, a 5 axis digital machining center, the construction of huge moulds without preforming, the vacuum bagging system with epoxy on huge parts of moulds.
Technology : H2X’ explanation
The skin of the Blue Coast 95 is made of glass/epoxy/PVC foam/carbon. The vacuum bagging system method is the most mechanically efficient. It is a delicate technique that requires experience, precision and know-how. A one-shot infusion saves considerable time during the construction phase. The technique does not release any volatile organics compounds (VOCs) and contributes to improving the working environment for shipyard staff.
The launch date of the BC95’ is scheduled for July 2010, NauticNews.com will keep you posted on the evolution of this nice unit… stay tuned