Extra Yachts enters catamaran market with new X30 Villa
EXTRA Yachts, an ISA Yachts brand, has entered the motor catamaran market with the launch of the new X30 Villa. With exteriors and interiors by Dutch firm Phathom, the Extra X30 Villa is said to offer unrivalled livability combined with innovative architectural features in an open plan, multi-level layout, with the efficiency of a catamaran platform. Casual living was the mindset behind this project, says Extra, providing owners and guests with a more laid-back experience and a new definition of enjoyment on the water. The exterior styling imbues Extra Yachts’ DNA with its notable usage of panoramic glass, large social areas, and open concept stern facilitating easier sea access.
“This new catamaran, with a quieter electric motorisation, takes advantage of a hybrid propulsion system that significantly reduces C02 emissions,” says the company in a statement. “Consumption efficiency is augmented by glass impregnated solar cells that produce additional energy for on-board utilities. Sustainable or natural materials such as re-purposed fibres, sustainably assessed paints and plasters, alternative leathers and reclaimed woods will be considered without compromising quality or finish.”
The aft cockpit on the X30 VILLA can be configured in any manner with loose furniture, and the area is protected by a glass balustrade so as to not impede the view. A multifunctional high/low platform supports a 5m-plus tender and all water toys. It can also be aligned with the swim platforms to create a much larger beach area.
The current layout offers VIP cabins with direct access to the transom in order to enjoy the sea without having to traverse the interior. VILLA continues on the Extra’s beach club approach of facilitating aft-ward views with direct connection to the sea. The main deck on the X30 VILLA has extra high ceilings and large panoramic windows intended to maximize outdoor views while letting natural sunlight indoors. The layout is subdivided into smaller convivial multi-level zones to break up the space.
One option includes the main salon, library nook, bar and galley casually flowing into each other as part of the same open plan area overlooked by the raised wheelhouse and observatory. Other proposals show the galley below deck or a separate kitchen on the main deck. The owner’s cabin features a relaxation area with sofas and an accommodation area positioned in the centre, while the bathroom is on a lower level and has been split to port and starboard.
Nestled forward between the two hulls, the master stateroom terrace overlooking the sea may be lowered in calm waters to offer exceptional views while retaining maximum privacy. With the terrace in dropped-down position, the glass doors close it off to provide protection from wind and bad weather. When closed, the master cabin maintains its seaworthiness and offers protection and sound damping thanks to its inherent design.
Source: IBI News