Nautitech Open 40 Boat Accommodation
The Nautitech “Open” 40 name relates to the Voisard- Lombard vision of a sailing/living space unlike any other. The saloon has a forward facing galley, twin drawer fridge, and a saloon table to seat 6, with integrated navigation station. Two large coach roof hatches provide ventilation at anchor (along with two fans, and air conditioning as standard on the Horizon spec). Read more here.
Moving aft, there are no steps up or down, just a level cockpit that opens up the saloon into a huge al fresco living area, protected from the elements, but with fabulous visibility forward and aft, which you just do not get on any other 40ft cat. A cockpit table comfortable seats 8, and a long bench seat on the port side raises like a deck chair at one end to give a comfortable reading recliner.
Ingeniously, the catamaran has drop down side panels to the cockpit, so that if the rain is driving in a cross breeze, water does not enter the cockpit, but runs off the gently angled side decks and into the scuppers. Should you find yourself in rather warmer conditions, there is a drop down sun shade, which is very welcome late in the day when swinging on an anchor to the Easterly Caribbean trade winds, with the sun beaming down over the stern of the boat, setting in the West.
Imagine then, being able to drop the aft cockpit curtain, turn the air conditioning on, to cool not only the saloon, but the cockpit area as well. Only the French could achieve this with such style. The Horizon version has a cockpit fridge, and a freezer in the starboard hull. These are all quality, water cooled units, which are capable of performing in tropical conditions very well indeed. There is a 3 double cabin owners layout, and a 4 double cabin version, both with twin head and showers. The double berths are a good size, with good firm mattresses and good storage.
The Horizon version has a single berth in the port bow as well as ample storage in the starboard bow. With an upgraded AGM battery bank, twin 115A alternators ( fitted on Yanmar 30 horsepower engines, capable of cruising at 8 knots), 400 watt solar panels, and LED lights throughout, there is ample power supply. An 100 Amp battery charger/ 2000 watt inverter and 8kw Generator ensures all your 110 Volt requirements are catered for, whether you are plugged in, or offshore.
All the fore mentioned items are included in the Horizon charter package.