This concept design was initiated by a diving center operating from a coastal fishing village on the upper Adriatic Sea. Their brief was for a vessel capable of taking 16 diving enthusiasts on cruises of 2/3 day duration. As you would expect, storing all of the dive gear is a major priority along with the need to fill up to 70 dive bottles per day.
We have chosen a catamaran hull configuration for stability, space and economic performance. The hull and superstructure will be of marine grade aluminium alloy.
All of the structural framing and shell plating will be NC precut, significantly reducing lofting, setup and fabrication costs.
Each hull is divided into three areas, dive store aft, the engine room amidships and the crew quarters forward. To port and part of the crew accommodation would be the freezers whilst the starboard crew accommodation would also contain a dry goods store/pantry. Note the access to the crew quarters from within the wheelhouse, thus keeping crew largely separate from the guest area.
There are two levels of accommodation above the hulls. The main deck level shows an ample saloon/dining area, the galley and aforementioned wheelhouse. Note the externally accessed toilets to encourage wet divers to stay out of the saloon. The aft deck has wraparound seating to facilitate diver preparation and briefings.
Upon ascending the circular staircase to the upper deck one finds a lounge and centre passageway leading to the guest cabins. All cabins are identical, reducing time and cost of the interior fitout. The aft upper deck will be provided with loose chairs and tables or fixed seating. Access to the sun deck is via a comfortable ladder from the aft upper deck. This will be an ideal spot to warm up after a long dive on a recliner deck chair!
LOA - 24 m (78′ 9″)
DWL - 23 m (75′ 6″)
Beam - 9.85 m (32′ 4″)
Draught – 1.2 m (4′ 0″)
Power - Up to 2x 380 Hp