Racoupeau designs Waka 80
PMG Shipyard in Thailand is preparing to start construction on the Waka 80 sailing catamaran designed by Berret-Racoupeau, the renowned French studio based in La Rochelle.
The Racoupeau-designed Waka 80 has a huge beach club
PMG Shipyard has revealed the designs for a new sailing catamaran designed by the Berret-Racoupeau studio, headed by Olivier Racoupeau. Based in La Rochelle on the west coast of France, Berret-Racoupeau is responsible for the naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design of the Waka 80, which has an overall length of 85ft 6in and a waterline length of 80ft 3in.
With a beam of 36ft 9in, the yacht offers an almost 300sqft beach club featuring two wide swim platforms either side of an adjustable central platform. The cockpit features a long sofa aft, a C-shaped sofa and a table to starboard, as well as port sofa to beside the stairs to the flybridge.
The cat has a covered cockpit and open flybridge
The open flybridge features a helm to starboard and companion seating to port, facing sofas on either side, and large sunpads aft. The sunken foredeck, accessible from the wide side decks and directly from the saloon, has an L-shaped sofa to starboard, while port options include a sofa and table, spa tub and storage for water toys.
The interior layouts include a dining table and L-shaped sofa to port and a large lounge to starboard with sofas on three sides. The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins, although the hulls can be configured in a variety of ways to fit a range of cabins in terms of number and size, as well as a galley and crew quarters.
Berret-Racoupeau also designed the interior
The sail plan includes a mainsail of 162sqm (1,744sqft) and a genoa of 138sqm (1,485sqft), while the yacht has a draught of 5ft 7in. Propulsion options include twin 240hp or 320hp Yanmar engines, with a fuel capacity of 3,000 litres and water capacity of 2,000 litres.
Headed by Philippe Guenat, PMG Shipyard (formerly Bakri Cono) is based near Pattaya and builds custom catamarans, Heliotrope powercats and solar-electric catamarans for Austrian-owned Silent Yachts. Facilities include a 3m-deep testing pool, direct sea access and launching pier.
Built by PMG Shipyard in Thailand and in Italy, the Silent 60 ushers in the brand’s new range of solar-electric catamarans and will premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival.