By now, the boating world at large is aware that power catamarans have found an ever-growing fan base; they’re not just a trend. SilverYachts is looking to further cement the multihull’s position by bringing new owners into the fold with its latest project: the SilverCat 22M. This 70-foot power catamaran is an owner-operator vessel that will join two other SilverCat models—the nearly 118-foot 36M and the 78-foot 24M—as the line’s new entry-level yacht.
With its aluminum construction, the 22M is lightweight yet sturdy. Powered with twin 1,000 hp Volvo Penta D13 diesels, the builder reports a top speed of 20 knots; reported cruising speed is 17 knots. the powercat’s draft is just under 4 feet, making this yacht Bahamas-friendly.
Also Bahamas-friendly is the SilverCat 22M’s optional hydraulic swim platform. From here, guests have easy access to the water for a dip or they can launch a Williams DieselJet 415 tender into the water. Forward in the cockpit is forward-facing bench seating for at least four and a dining table with space for at least six free-standing chairs beneath an overhang. Farther forward and to port, there is a day head and belowdecks crew access; to starboard, there is a wet bar and stairs leading to the flybridge.
The upper deck offers more opportunities to enjoy alfresco living. Aft, there are four sofas arranged in a U-shaped formation, and they’re accompanied by two coffee tables; however, this furniture can be arranged however an owner desires. Owners can also opt for a retractable awning aft to cover this lounging space when the sun gets high in the sky.
Forward, there is a dining table for 10, space for at least two more modular chairs to port and a wet bar to starboard. The upper helm station is positioned forward and to port, as well. Above, there is a retractable sunroof.
The main deck’s interior offers a similar experience but enclosed: Dining for 10 is to port and a lounge with loose-furniture arrangements is to starboard. Here, the helm station is forward and to starboard. Guests can also lounge on the foredeck, where there is a forward-facing, U-shaped settee that’s flanked by sun pads.
Accommodations and the galley are belowdecks. For starters, the galley and an en suite guest stateroom are in the portside hull, with another day-head abaft the stairs, too. The master and another en suite guest stateroom are in the starboard hull. Owners will have a king berth, a vanity and his-and-hers sinks.
Exterior design is by Espen Øino International, while Tillber Design of Sweden handled the 22M’s interior design.
- Length Overall: 72’2”
- Maximum Beam: 35’5”
- Fuel Capacity: 2,642 Gal.
- Freshwater Capacity: 396 Gal.