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Inside SilverYachts' first 36m SpaceCat

21 October 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Australian shipyard SilverYachts has revealed new interior pictures of the first hull in its 35.5 metre SpaceCat series ahead of the yacht's scheduled delivery later this year.

The yacht features exterior design by acclaimed designer Espen Øino, who has previously described the SpaceCat as a "bold undertaking". Meanwhile, interiors have been completed in-house. 

The design team has made the most of the yacht's 13.3 metre beam and 300 square metres of interior space. A large saloon offers space for dining and relaxing with modular furniture, wood-panelled bulkheads and dual screens that promise all-day entertainment.

Accommodation is offered for 12 guests in five cabins, with a flexible configuration that includes a master suite and a twin cabin located on the main deck, with an upper deck double guest cabin and a lower deck twin cabin with Pullman berths. All cabins benefit from en suite bathrooms. 

Her designers have created a calm and contemporary interior, with a mix of glossed wood, stainless steel and black accents. Cool grey provides a refreshing contrast to the warm wood, and discreet lighting throughout the yacht keeps the ambience light and airy. 

Other onboard highlights include an aft deck swimming pool, which is tucked between the superstructure of the two hulls. On the main deck, to either side of the pool, guests can stretch out on sun loungers, play cards at a games table or enjoy a drink at the bar.  

SilverYachts is known for its slender hulls and the SpaceCat is the Australian shipyard’s first venture into multihull design. Øino commented: “Most yachts are floating homes and catamarans give you the possibility to create something much more exciting... you can create spaces in a completely different way.”

According to Øino, the all-aluminium catamaran will also deliver “ridiculously low" fuel consumption with a top speed of 20+ knots thanks to a low-resistance and lightweight hull. “This is something which is aligned with SilverYachts,” he said. “Being built in aluminium, being lightweight and with slender hulls, we're able to operate at speeds with very modest power.”

Speaking to BOAT, Øino explained how the "two biggest enemies of efficiency" in yacht design were weight and beam - two issues that are solved with the SpaceCat. "You can reduce weight considerably by building in aluminium... but the beam is pure geometry, it's how you organise your boat and how you design your boat.”

The collaboration between Epsen and SilverYacht dates back to the mid-200s with the launch of the bullet-shaped 74 metre superyacht Silver, now named Rabdan. The partnership inspired a series of distinctively narrow-hulled yachts; but more recently the yard branched into explorers with the delivery of 85 metre Bold and upcoming sistership Project Globalfast.

SilverYachts has announced that the series will be expanded with an entry-level 22 metre model and mid-level 24 metre model. A second 36 metre model is also being built on speculation.

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