A key objective for the SpaceCat series (the eponymous 36-metre is being offered alongside other potential models) was to achieve an abundance of living space, with large windows and easy access to expansive outer decks. The catamaran configuration delivers this along with better stability and fuel economy. It also makes it possible to include features such as the 5.5-metre by 2.8-metre pool on SpaceCat’s main deck aft. The size of this water feature is simply not achievable on an equivalent-sized monohull without significantly sacrificing living spaces.
“The length-to-beam ratio is more like a house, which gives rise to a lot of interesting solutions,” says Øino. “We’ve tried to do a logical layout that most people could identify with, as this was a spec build and therefore you can’t be too crazy with the vision.” The layout allows the owner to enjoy the full-width master suite on the main deck, which includes a seating area, desk, en-suite shower and direct access to the owner’s foredeck terrace.
“The owner’s cabin is our favourite area on board,” reveals Alessandro Pulina, founder of Pulina Exclusive Interiors. “We enhanced the space by connecting the sleeping area, closet and bathroom. The ambiance was studied to celebrate open space through the thoughtful use of natural woods and clear mirrors to convey a continuous interaction between outdoor and indoor environments.”
The minimalist open-plan interior design offers a modern and sophisticated finish, with teak flooring and panelling on walls, ceilings and furniture that bring warmth. These are contrasted with white walls brought to life with dark pinstripe satin stainless-steel inlays and textured leather wall panels. The use of mirrors and glass offer another dimension by playing with natural light and shadows as they penetrate the interior spaces. “SpaceCat’s interior concept Explorer Refuge is based on biophilia – humans’ innate need to connect with nature, and modern escapism towards a safe enclosed space,” says Pulina.
The same clean approach has been applied to all guest accommodation, which includes a twin cabin aft of the master suite, two double suites on the upper deck and a pair of single cabins with Pullmans on the lower deck – all in all accommodating up to 12 people. Guests can enjoy enclosed entertainment in the main and upper deck saloons, which make the most of the 13.3-metre beam. Al fresco dining and sunbathing is offered on every level above the waterline thanks to vast aft deck spaces, as well as an expansive covered sundeck with seating and a bar.
“There are a number of external areas that are covered, which I think is a trend, as people are getting more conscious about the effects of direct sunshine,” says Øino. The designer points out how most of the exterior spaces offer shade, whether on the aft deck or foredeck, with the sundeck offering the most notable and permanent cover. “You have so many choices as to where you want to hang out outside, which for a boat this size is just unheard of,” he adds. “In reality, that’s where you’re always going to spend your time when on a boat.”
Within her collection of tenders and toys, SpaceCat features a Williams tender and two jet skis, one of which is housed on a submersible platform on the transom. When the jet ski is deployed, this structure bridges the hulls and extends the width of the swim platform. It can also be lowered into the sea to make it easier and more elegant for guests to come back on board after taking a dip.