Bluegame reveals first power catamaran
Sanlorenzo’s sister brand is developing its first twin-hulled motor yacht, which is set to debut in 2023.
Bernardo Zuccon designed the BGM75 exterior
Bluegame has revealed details of its BGM75, three years after it announced at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival it would be entering the power catamaran market. Named ‘M’ after its ‘multihull’ platform, the BGM75 is the first model in a new powercat series that complements the BG and BGX monohull motor yacht ranges.
The BGM75 has a huge aft platform
The BGM75 has a CE-certified hull length of 20.3m (66ft 6in), an overall length of 22.7 (74ft 4in) and a beam of 8.15m (26ft 7in), yet this 48,000-tonne powercat has a draft of just 1.45m (4ft 7in). Fitted with twin 550hp or 600hp Volvo D8 engines, the CE Category B yacht has an estimated top speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 18.
Drop-down sides expand the beach club area
The Ameglia shipyard says the BGM75 is also comparable to a monohull motor yacht due to “the length-to-width ratio, layout, full-beam owner’s cabin, the reduced space required for mooring in the marina, and the cushioned perception of movement at sea”.
The flybridge houses the sole helm station
Bernardo Zuccon, a long-time design collaborator with Sanlorenzo and Bluegame, and Sanlorenzo Art Director Piero Lissoni have designed the exteriors and interiors respectively of a yacht that can accommodate a 3.95m (12ft 9in) tender. The benefits arising from the twin-hull platform include increased stability, large volumes and reduced fuel consumption, a major selling point of the model.
Piero Lissoni designed the interiors
Philippe Briand has designed the hull, which combines with the Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system to help the BGM75 use 50 per cent less power than monohull vessels of the same volume, according to Bluegame. Other contributing factors to the fuel economy include the use of carbon for the hull and lightweight materials for all non-structural parts and furnishing components.
The full-beam master suite
To illustrate the comparison, Bluegame said the BGM75 fitted with two 600hp Volvo D8 engines would provide savings of €120,000 over 300 hours of use compared to a 90ft monohull displacement vessel of similar volume using twin 1200hp MTU engines. Furthermore, the option of 56 solar panels on the BGM75 deckhouse can supply 5kW of green energy.
The VIP suite has a window-facing bed
Luca Santella, founder of Bluegame and its Head of Product Strategy, said: “We’ve been true to our DNA: great hull design for a safe and comfortable ride, robust construction, well-protected sides, large beach areas open to the sea, generous front lounge areas, connected cockpits, optimised position of the helm station, great visibility, extremely easy manoeuvrability, superior quality, great attention to detail and understated elegance.” Simpson Marine represents both Bluegame and Sanlorenzo in Asia.