Exterior renderings of Latitude Yachts' catamaran concept Laniakea

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Latitude Yachts reveals world's first sports catamaran Laniakea

18 December 2023 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Latitude Yachts has revealed its new 26.3-metre concept Laniakea, also referred to as "the world's first sports catamaran".

Laniakea sports a low-profile, geometric design and lightweight carbon construction, resulting in less fuel consumption and greater interior volume. Naval architecture is owed to Dixon Yachts.

Thanks to the outboard positioning of Project Laniakea's four waterjet engines, the yacht has capacity for six guest cabins and two crew cabins. Interior renderings reveal a minimalist, monochromatic aesthetic styled by Latitude Yachts' Chulhun Park (known for the 49.5-metre  golden superyacht Khalilah). Laniakea will also incorporate superstructure solar panels and "the latest smart technology" in navigation, entertainment and climate control.

Laniakea's open-plan interiors feature a galley and formal dining area

"Laniakea represents a harmonious blend of craftsmanship and innovation," said CEO Valdis Irbe. "We are thrilled to offer our clients a vessel that not only exceeds performance expectations but also redefines luxury on the open seas."

Laniakea's propulsion is designed in collaboration with BMW, giving the yacht a maximum speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. An impressive draft of 0.6 metres would allow Laniakea to navigate shallow bays and anchorages, as found in the Bahamas and Caribbean. 

Latitude Yachts is best known for the 53.3-metre, sci-fi trimaran Galaxy of Happiness.

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