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.
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
Really fast sailing: here are the famous 30
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.
- 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
- Low draft
- Structural skeg
- Electric lifting curved daggerboards (1,2 to 3 meters)
- Twin rudders
- Squaretop mainsail with electric traveller
- Selftacking solent and staysail
- Code 0 or Gennaker for downwind