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Aquanaut, a sport catamaran and a submarine

Edward Green |
Project Aquanaut is a sport catamaran designed by Officina Armare with a purpose, in collaboration with U-Boat Worx.

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Aquanaut is an advanced multihull luxury speeder, combining a sporty yet elegant appearance and modern solutions, featuring a large deck space, open bar and Al Fresco dining areas located on aft deck and foredeck. Catamaran is equipped with dynamic inboard propulsion of 2x800 hp to offer an impressive speed potential of up to 40 kts and extreme stability at high speeds with the contribution of it's Deep-V hydrodynamic design. The price is €2,590,500.

Concept of the Aquanaut is heavily influenced by SUV's (Sport Utility Vehicles) in terms of stability, versatility and sense of exploration or adventure besides having plenty of storage for the toys such as surf boards, Seabobs and diving gear besides the Nemo submersible. The large deck space can be further expanded at anchor with bulwarks for a larger area to host parties or to simply enjoy the life at sea to the fullest.

Aquanaut can explore the deep seas all around the world, thanks to advanced technologies that support efficient submarine operations and its lightweight luxury private Nemo Submarine by U-Boat Worx. Nemo can dive to a depth of meters and able to reach a top speed of three knots under water. it can operate for up to eight hours before returning to base. The platform can go 0.75 m below the water level to launch the U-Boat Worx Nemo submersible. The efficiency of this catamaran reduces the number of crew members to zero and keeps the accommodation to standards of up to 12 guests.

The foredeck features a large jacuzzi with a seamless sunbathing area and also second more intimate dining area for up to 4 guests. Aquanaut is having double 800hp Volvo engines with Volvo IPS drives for propulsion to deliver the excessive power that would power the push vessel to an impressive speed of up to 45 knots. Aquanaut will be built on order by the Turkish shipyard Licia Yachts who has been specializing in building luxury motoryachts and catamarans with over 30 years of experience.

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