Pachoud Launch New Charter Cat

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Pachoud Yachts have just launched their new 26.2m catamaran superyacht, Rua Moana.

Rua Moana will be operated as a charter yacht by Cruise New Zealand. Based in the Viaduct in Auckland, and possibly the South Pacific Islands for the winter season, Rua Moana is a very unique craft.

Packed with features such as a concealed spa pool, and a large swim platform and beach club, Rua Moana is also a technical achievement in terms of efficiency and environmental friendliness, at a global level.

Hydrodynamically she is extremely efficient requiring a mere fraction of the horsepower usually required to push a boat of this volume, with systems onboard developed for energy efficiency. Rua Moana has also been built with a sustainable and cruelty free interior.

Exterior styling is by Andrew Ogilvie of Pachoud Yachts, with the interior design by Kit Carlier Design and Naval Architecture by LOMOcean.

Rua Moana has over 450sqm of floor and deck space, with generously proportioned outdoor areas, which include a submersible beach platform at the stern and a large spa pool on the foredeck. The upper deck provides a lofty area from which to take in the spectacular natural panorama afforded by 360 degree views.

The décor is streamlined and clutter-free, producing a feeling of light and space. Hard surfaces are smooth and sleek, and soft furnishings are lush and inviting. There are four guest cabins, each with a queen size bed and its own ensuite bathroom. A chefs galley, indoor and outdoor dining areas, main saloon, media room and wine lounge complete the main floor with a state of the art flying bridge and large outside deck located upstairs.

The hull design is extremely efficient enabling her to cruise at 18 – 20 knots with a top speed of 22 knots. Power is provided by a pair of 966hp MTU 8V2000 engines.


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