Lindenau Introduces Design For Novel 240-Passenger Sail-Cruiser

At the recent International Ship, Machinery and Marine Technology Trade Fair (SMM) in Hamburg, West Germany, the Paul Lindenau shipyard of Kiel introduced a novel design for a catamaran sail-cruiser.

Designed over a two-year period by naval architect J. Issleib of Hamburg, the 122-meter-long (400 feet) by 38-meter-wide (about 124 V2 feet) vessel has eight masts in two lines with a total sail area of about 23,680 square feet.

The new type of vessel integrates the advantages of modern sail catamarans with the high luxury demands that will be required for cruise liners in the future. In addition, passengers will be offered, according to Lindenau, hitherto unknown luxury accommodations and comfort. The sheltered area between the two deckhouses will be designed as a tropical pool garden, also suitable for open-air concerts, theatre events, etc.

The following advantages were listed by Lindenau as being offered to the catamaran cruise passengers: (1) Under sails, the maximum heeling angles will be about 2-3 degrees; (2) The sails, therefore, can be used more effectively than on other sail cruiser projects—the catamaran will reach higher speeds, and will therefore have a larger cruise range; (3) The vessel also has several spacious deck areas inside and outside, offering outstanding aspects for sports, entertainment, relaxing, etc.; (4) All cabins are on the outside—60 percent are provided with loggias and also have inside windows looking onto the pool garden; and (5) The approximately 3,229-square-foot bathing and boat platform allows passengers a generous amount of room for bathing.

It is estimated the 240-passenger sophisticated catamaran will require a period of about 18 to 20 months for construction from date of order.

A brochure is available with a complete description of the design for the catamaran sail cruiser. For a free copy, Circle 61 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Nov 1986

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