Oxygene Yachts Air 99
Just one year after presenting its Air 77 concept powercatamaran at the 2013 Cannes Yachting Festival, Oxygène Yachts is returning to the show with a full range of model designs: the Air 66, Air 77W and Air 99.
Designer Frédèric Sarfati penned all the Air models to be constructed with strip planking, as wood/epoxy and glass/carbon composites. The expansive use of glass is possible thanks to an electrochromatic coating and low-voltage current that make the double-glazed glass darker or brighter depending on how much sunlight strikes it. The effect also can be controlled manually at the touch of a button.
The Air 66 has 2,152 square feet of living space — quite noteworthy for a 66-foot yacht — along with a glass roof and a front-opening door to the foredeck.
The Air 77W is essentially the original Air 77 with several aesthetic variations including raised bulwarks, remodeled hulls and deck, and a tender space integrated under the main deck.
The Air 99 takes the amount of onboard space up to 4,305 square feet, including six guest staterooms. It, too, has the front-opening door to the foredeck.
Couach Shipyard is going to handle construction on the Air 77, which is expected to launch in early 2015. No construction plans were announced for the three new models.
Learn more at www.oxygeneyachts.com.