Marine

Flash Catamarans puts a two-story luxury apartment on two hulls

The Flash Cat 67SC design incorporates an open, spacious indoor/outdoor flybridge
The Flash Cat 67SC design incorporates an open, spacious indoor/outdoor flybridge
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The Flash Cat 67SC has up to six double guest cabins
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The Flash Cat 67SC has up to six double guest cabins
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The available master suite offers plenty of space for work, relaxation and rejuvenation
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The available master suite offers plenty of space for work, relaxation and rejuvenation
The Flash Cat 67SC design incorporates an open, spacious indoor/outdoor flybridge
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The Flash Cat 67SC design incorporates an open, spacious indoor/outdoor flybridge
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Upon first glance, the flybridge interior looks like it could be a chic oceanfront apartment
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Upon first glance, the flybridge interior looks like it could be a chic oceanfront apartment
In place of the dual deck and flybridge wheelhouses on some ships, the Flash Cat 67SC has a single driving area
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In place of the dual deck and flybridge wheelhouses on some ships, the Flash Cat 67SC has a single driving area
The large windows provide panoramic views
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The large windows provide panoramic views
The dual hulls are used only for the engines, equipment and available single-occupant crew cabins
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The dual hulls are used only for the engines, equipment and available single-occupant crew cabins
The Flash Cat 67SC is powered by 500 to 1,000 hp worth of dual diesel engines
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The Flash Cat 67SC is powered by 500 to 1,000 hp worth of dual diesel engines
Both the deck and flybridge levels have outdoor deck areas
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Both the deck and flybridge levels have outdoor deck areas
The Flash Cat 67SC design incorporates an open, spacious indoor/outdoor flybridge
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The Flash Cat 67SC design incorporates an open, spacious indoor/outdoor flybridge
The cabin stretches from side to side, offering plenty of interior room
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The cabin stretches from side to side, offering plenty of interior room
Flash's latest boat is designed to carry up to 12, plus crew
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Flash's latest boat is designed to carry up to 12, plus crew
Flybridge floor plan of the Shipowner model
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Flybridge floor plan of the Shipowner model
Shipowner deck/cabin plan
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Shipowner deck/cabin plan

In designing the new Flash Cat 67SC, Spain's Flash Catamarans has attempted to redefine the shape and packaging of the large, dual-hulled vessel. To do so, it's lifted the cabin space out from its stuffy confines below deck, offering an open, airy interior with big picture-window views out to sea. The wide, above-deck design also provides better accessibility for disabled passengers.

The dual hulls of the Flash Cat 67SC house only the two engines, equipment and, optionally, dual, single-person crew cabins/bathrooms. The cabin space is spread across the deck, while the single wheelhouse, living and dining areas are all built into the large, indoor/outdoor flybridge. Gone are the typical port and starboard aisles, allowing the deck-level cabin area to stretch across the bulk of the vessel's 27.9-ft (8.3-m) beam. The kitchen can be built on either the deck or flybridge level.

Flash splits the large, deck-level interior into up to six double cabins with individual bathrooms, separated by a wide, easily navigated aisle. The Shipowner layout includes a 64.6-sq ft (6-sq m) master suite with couch and tub, along with three standard double cabins and a kitchen on deck level. The aft section of the deck is furnished with an outdoor dining area.

The available master suite offers plenty of space for work, relaxation and rejuvenation
The available master suite offers plenty of space for work, relaxation and rejuvenation

While the cabins appear quite comfortable, passengers are likely to spend most of their waking hours upstairs on the flybridge. The large, spacious indoor portion offers a living area with multiple couches and a dining room sized to seat all 12 guests, not to mention the wheelhouse. The open-air section of the flybridge offers a solarium outfitted with lounge chairs and a whirlpool tub.

One of the major advantages of Flash's new design is that both the cabin and flybridge interiors enjoy sweeping views of the sea. Each level has a wraparound glasshouse that opens up picturesque sight lines in nearly every direction. In fact, certain windows on the flybridge stretch virtually floor to ceiling.

Upon first glance, the flybridge interior looks like it could be a chic oceanfront apartment
Upon first glance, the flybridge interior looks like it could be a chic oceanfront apartment

The Flash Cat 67SC looks like a smooth, sea-cruising ride for anyone, but Flash points out particular advantages for the disabled. The deck-level cabin scheme makes every cabin much easier to access than a below-deck design, and the wide-open aisles and spaces make getting around easier. An available elevator between the deck and flybridge provides an accessible means of traveling between the two levels.

Flash plans to offer Shipowner, Charter and Passenger versions of the 67.3-ft (20.5-m) Flash Cat 67SC. The boat will be powered by dual diesel engines, each engine ranging between 250 and 500 hp. Flash says the price will be "surprisingly low for a catamaran of this size," but judging from the €438,000 (US$546,000) base price of Flash's 46-ft (14-m) Flash Cat 47 and the "on request" designation for the 67SC, we think the price tag would give the average person a surprise quite opposite to the sort the company has in mind.

Source: Flash Catamarans

3 comments
Mark Desade
In nautical terms, bathrooms are called heads, bedrooms are staterooms or cabins, kitchens are called galleys and living rooms are called salons.
Bob
Having lived on a boat, these photos seem to show so much wasted space and loose furniture. This boat could have all these features and livability with 2/3 the size and horsepower which would also translate into a much more economical boat. This also appears to be only for calm waters rather than traveling anywhere on the open seas. The immense size also limits where you can maneuver in the local marina or dock along the way.
Mayte
For me it seems simply the perfect catamaran! I also lived on a boat and believe, the space is the MOST important thing, and as I see from these pictures, it is really spacious. Also, I believe that , with this two big hulls, during navigation it is much more stable than a normal boat. I would really buy it, if I could. Congrats to the designers.
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