Servo Yachts unveils new catamaran with suspended superstructure – Robb Report
Forget the Dramamine. Servo Yachts has designed a whole new range of catamarans to combat seasickness.
The nascent American builder, founded by David Hall, has teamed up with British studio Shuttleworth Design to develop a range of ships that glide smoothly through the water without the types of movement that typically cause seasickness in passengers.
The latest 165-footer, dubbed the Martini 7.0, is the tallest and most advanced cat in the series to date. With a carbon fiber exterior and foam cores, the multihull has an innovative electric suspension system that adapts in real time to the height and angle of the waves.
In short, the two hulls of the ship are connected by four articulated scissor mechanisms positioned at each corner of the superstructure. While cruising, the superstructure can be lifted up to 12 feet and suspended safely away from rough waters.
According to the designers, Martini 7.0 can navigate an ocean swell with virtually no movement in the suspension bridge where the crew and guests are located. The new design is also said to cause less drag than traditional yachts, which means it’s faster and more efficient than conventional competitors.
On board, the main deck accommodates 10 people in four en-suite guest cabins and a full-width master suite that includes an office and gym. Crew accommodation, meanwhile, is on the lower deck, along with a galley, dive shop, and garage that can accommodate a 21-foot dinghy.
Designed for outdoor entertainment, the ship features an infinity pool flanked by sunbeds aft of the main deck, as well as a lounge and jacuzzi on the upper deck.
The duo have already designed a number of prototypes of similar ships ranging from 17ft to 45ft that have been tested in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a 150ft concept called Martini 6.0. There also appears to be a market for this type of smooth cruiser. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, one in three people is considered very susceptible to motion sickness.
“With the Martini 7.0, I think we’ve found a way to solve seasickness and dramatically improve the boating experience so everyone can enjoy traveling the ocean,” Hall said in a comment. communicated. “I am very happy that Servo Yachts continues to push the boundaries of marine technology and transform ocean travel. “