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50m catamaran concept Martini 7.0 with undulating hulls revealed

22 December 2021• Written by Tom McGhie

American builder Servo Yachts has teamed up with UK studio Shuttleworth Design to pen a series of catamaran designs featuring suspension technology to combat seasickness.

Constructed in carbon fibre with foam cores, the 50 metre Martini 7.0 is the latest model to be developed by the duo.

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The 50 metre Martini 7.0 is the larger, more developed model
All images courtesy of Shuttleworth Design/Servo Yachts

Four articulating mechanisms are found at each corner of the suspended superstructure, rising to 3.5 metres when the vessel is in motion and restricting motion sickness when underway.

Speaking about the Martini 7.0, Servo Yachts’ founder David Halls said: “I believe we have found a way to solve seasickness and significantly improve the sailing experience so that everyone can enjoy travelling on the ocean.”

The superstructure covers the full beam of the two hulls, which house the concept’s main engines and onboard systems.

The 430 sqm upper deck hosts the main social area of the concept, with a spa pool forward flanked by sun pads next to an al fresco dining area on the open aft deck.

Accommodation is found on the main deck for up to ten guests, comprising a full beam master’s suite with its own office and gym, and four ensuite guest cabins located aft. Crew accommodation is found on the lower deck, which also features a galley, dive store and a garage large enough to hold a 6.5 metre tender.

The Martini 6.0's dynamic hulls in action

The smaller, 45 metre Martini 6.0 model is constructed in carbon composite, featuring two hulls connected to the superstructure via an electro-pneumatic suspension system. The height of the vessel can be adjusted to 4.5 metres, eliminating pitch, roll and heave through the waves.

Speaking about the Martini 6.0, managing director of Shuttleworth Design, Orion Shuttleworth said: “The vessel can move at speed through an ocean swell with virtually no motion in the suspended deck where the crew and guests are located.”

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