BY APB Staff on 24 Apr 2019

The key player for multihulls over 70ft joins the La Grande Motte event in France (Apr 24-28)

JFA Yachts has announced the developement of a semi-custom catamaran range named Long Island. The yard has already built several custom catamarans and has various new project proposals.

Two Long Island 85 catamarans are currently sailing, and JFA Yachts is in the process of building a Long Island 78 power catamaran, while developing, on the same basis, a 75 sail version with a different aft hull shape.

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(Photo: JFA Yachts – Long Island 78 Power)

The distinctive feature of the Long Island 78 and 85 catamarans is that they have aluminium hulls (promising safety during long voyages) while the bulkheads and deck are built in composite.

In collaboration with naval architect Marc Lombard Yacht Design, JFA Yachts is working carefully on the equipment and interior fit out weight. In fact, although the hulls are in aluminium, the displacement of the Long Island 85 is only 56T, which is a guarantee of performance and excellent behaviour at sea for a unit of this size. Precursor on the catamaran market with high freeboard and high clearance between hulls, the Long Island offers exceptional comfort at sea.

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(Photo: JFA Yachts – Long Island 85 NDS Evolution)

The interiors, designed with Darnet Design, are built in very light materials with a contemporary ambiance. The Long Island 100, whose composite hull is already built, offers customisable interiors, including a huge owner’s cabin on the main deck.

JFA Yachts also offers refit and maintenance and has completed several refits on multihulls over 60ft.

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(Photo: JFA Yachts – Long Island 100)

The Multihull Boat Show is, therefore, an appointment of importance for JFA Yachts which is a key player for multihulls over 70ft.

“This boat show dedicated to multihulls has already accompanied this burgeoning market for ten years. The size of multihulls is increasing even if only a few shipyards are building catamarans of 85ft and over,” notes Gaël Douguet of JFA Yachts.