The ICE Yachts shipyard is already well established for being the manufacturer of the largest sailing catamarans built in Italy. The yard just launched the super-technological ICECAT 67 Elssa; which won RINA Green Class and Comfort Class awards. These have certified its structural solidity, low energy and environmental impact, high safety standards, and minimum levels of noise and vibrations. Following the success of Elssa, which demonstrated the potential and capabilities of the Cremonese shipyard, ICE Yachts aims towards a 72-foot super hi-tech catamaran created in collaboration with the design firm of the eclectic Architect Lucio Micheletti.

ICECAT seventytwo, which will also have a 62-foot sister, will be a 100% Made in Italy product. It will be entirely manufactured by the expert craftsmanship of the futuristic ICE Yachts Cremonese shipyard, specifically dedicated to the multihull line. The catamaran will then be launched in the basin of the Cremona port area, from which will descend the great river, Po, to then reach Ravenna for the final fit of the mast.

YACHT FEATURES

Beautiful, Fast, Supersmart and technological

ICECAT seventytwo represents a significant step forward in the multihull design with inspirations from the automotive world. The project was born from the successful collaboration between ICE Yachts and Micheletti+Partners design studio.
The hull has streamlined and slender lines, characterized by almost minimal cleanliness and practical essentiality at the service of maximum performances. The goal is to obtain a catamaran capable of reaching over 30 knots of max speed!
The refined sportiness and ergonomics of each space on board enable enclosing a boat with excellent sailing characteristics such as the comfort that a multihull of over 70 feet must have. The deck is very clean and essential to allow instruments and controls to be where they are needed, leaving plenty of space for guests and crew.
The cockpit is at the same level as the dinette to create a seamless connection between interiors and exteriors spaces, usable in any condition in maximum safety.
One of the distinctive elements that embodies the values of practicality and liveability on board is the bimini, which is extraordinarily slender and supported by two very modern arched pillars.
The boat is high on the water with a considerable volume in the robust hulls and is designed to minimize nose-diving risk.
Speaking of exterior design, the extensive glazing of the coachroof guarantees an extremely light interior and creates a seamless link with the sea.
The internal layout has two accesses per hull to ensure maximum privacy and flexibility with the life on board. The portside hull consists of a crew area aft with a private entrance, where there is a spacious cabin with a head, while the crew cabin is directly connected to the very spacious galley in order to create a separate operating area. The VIP cabin can be accessed from the second entrance forward, featuring a vast space with a double bed and a dedicated head.
In the starboard hull, aft, there is the owner’s cabin with a sleeping area, a very spacious and bright walk-in closet, and a large head. Moreover, there is a second guest cabin with bunk beds and heads, with a diverse entrance as well. The division of the interior spaces has been designed to provide the guests a unique experience on board without compromising on comfort and functionality.

Engine motor top speed over 14 knots
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HOW IS IT BUILT?

The hull and the deck are completely built in sandwich composite materials. Quadriaxial carbon fibers impregnated with epoxy resin are employed, applying multistep vacuum infusion techniques. The core of the sandwich is Corecell with different specific weights and thicknesses. ICE Yachts chooses the multistep infusion technique (infusion of the external skin, vacuum bonding of the core, infusion of the internal skin) for the ICECATS because it allows having perfect control of the final piece, with a higher percentage of impregnated resin. This allows having a combination of light weight and best mechanical characteristics. Besides, local reinforcements are made with biaxial and unidirectional carbon fibers and are optimized by fem analysis. Longitudinal and transversal structures and bulkheads are entirely realized with infusion of sandwich materials alongside the core of PVC and external layers of carbon or carbon plus e-glass fibers. The joints between the chainplate on the bowsprit and the shrouds are made in composite and steel.

DIMENSION

  • LOA 22 m
  • BOA 9.8 m

MAST AND OTHERS

  • Full carbon bowsprit
  • Flush bow net trampoline
  • Carbon shrouds
  • Carbon mastwith integrated lighting rod
  • Carbon boom

APPENDAGES

  • Low draft
  • Structural skeg
  • Electric lifting curved daggerboards (1,2 to 3 meters)
  • Twin rudders

SAILPLAN

  • Squaretop mainsail with electric traveller
  • Selftacking solent and staysail
  • Code 0 or Gennaker for downwind

DESIGNER:

MICHELETTI+PARTNERS

HOW WAS THE SEVENTYTWO BORN?

When the seventytwo project started, ICE Yachts worked on a brief that was inspired by some previous projects. We wanted to create a new, functional, and fast catamaran.
Naval architecture as a concept should not invent but transform, organize the changes of what is already there and of what precedes. In the multihulls, where the comprehensive volumes of the dinette are compared with the narrower ones of the nearby cabins, the measures of the spaces can never be traced back to a codified abacus. In contrast, they are configured only in the relationship of reciprocity between the individual elements, creating different sets according to the volumes available.
ICE Yachts, as a studio, is extremely convinced that nowadays, it is wise to have the idea of continuously evolving design, which must be shaped around its own demands. Therefore, each project has diverse requirements and characteristics, aiming to find its representation in different contexts. Hence, the “original and creative combinations of the individual elements” are nothing more than a solution born from the necessity of living the boat life in a unique way.
The dinette in the loft offers a welcoming place where to read or have a dialogue, creating a distinct concept of sofas, where drawers and compartments within them can hide glasses and refrigerate bottles. Besides, steering is not reserved to the captain but wants to become a constant relationship with the crew. ICECAT 72 cannot and does not want to be a design concept, but a concept of living.
The cut of the portholes or the glazing on the coachroof are not aesthetic elements but detailed studies of the optical path of the owner inside the boat, sitting at the table, on the sofa, or simply standing.
Our permanent goal is to make the owner part of the design process, embracing the construction progression as a journey where to express his desires, worries, and enigmas.
We love to think of design as part of a broader context, insert it into a more spatial, larger vision, and link it to the owner’s own world. We truly believe that people with different points of view and transversal visions can suggest unexpected combinations and analogies able to conceive a customized product. Our goal is to create a design free of patterns by linking it to a broader vision, bringing it closer to the client’s needs, and adapting it to his present life.
We aim to unhinge the traditional concept that associates the boat with a sea lifestyle. The customers’ preferences have changed, and so have we.
We love to think that the result depends on the quality of the relationships between the partners involved, starting from their passion and willingness to grow together.

As Charles Simic said:
“Inside my empty bottle I was building a lighthouse, while everyone else was making ships.”
Lucio Micheletti

  • Option A_L shaped sofa

  • Option A_L shaped sofa

  • Option B strait sofa

  • Option C galley

  • Option C galley

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