RMD To Design Wave-Piercing Catamaran For An Egyptian client

December 2008

The attendance of RSD at METS in November culminated in a very satisfying result when we signed a new contract to collaborate on the design of a 27.5m wave-piercing catamaran Tatami for a client in Egypt. Our brief involves the full interior design and exterior detailing for this superyacht, including deck furniture and hull livery, which has been designed and engineered by the international superyacht award-winning team of Craig Loomes Design Group in New Zealand.

RSD has been appointed to work up a generic interior scheme for this luxury live-aboard passage-maker. Although the yacht is only 27.5 metres in length, it has a beam of nine metres, so there is plenty of volume with which to be creative. Tatami’s three and a half decks incorporate the requirements of her Mediterranean client for family cruising with an interior that is light and open, featuring a relaxed and unpretentious ambience rather like a beach house. A display of wealth is not the principal concern as this catamaran is destined to become a home-from-home where the owner’s family and children can explore the cruising grounds of the Mediterranean, relax and play.

RSD will also be designing the key exterior styling features, including integrated deck furniture to complement the striking and dynamic lines of the yacht, and in choosing artwork for the accommodation and social spaces our team will reflect the interests of her owner who collects artefacts from around the world.

Tatami is the first of a new breed of wave-piercer cats from Craig Loomes, a firm of naval architects and yacht designers which specialises in multihull superyachts including the radical wave-piercing trimaran Earthrace, which beat the world record for a power boat circumnavigation of the globe by over 13 days in June 2008.

For more information about Craig Loomes Design, visit www.cld.co.nz.