Italy-based shipbuilders Advanced Yachts have announced the launch of their latest superyacht, the 24m/80ft sailing yacht JIKAN. Designed by distinguished US naval architects John Reichel and Jim Pugh, she is constructed from a carbon fibre and epoxy resin and has interior and exterior styling from Nauta Design.
Fitted with the latest technology, S/Y JIKAN has a 35m/115ft Southern Spars mast with carbon rigging, a furling boom with Reckmann furler and Harken winches. In light winds her YANMAR 4LHA DTP engine produces 230 HP at 3300 RPM.
The exterior layout places two C-shaped sofas and alfresco dining tables within the cockpit with raised sun pads immediately behind. The helm station is placed close to the stern and the foredeck has room for sunbathing and observation when the sails are down.
Below deck, the beautiful modern interior makes use of skylights and a retractable roof to enhance the living room and guest cabins. The upper lounge places the C-shaped dining area to port with a widescreen TV integrated into the aft wall, and the opposite is another spongy sofa also ideal as a day bed. For a more intimate relaxation and dining area, the lower section hosts a port-side galley and opposite two seats facing each other around a breakfast table. A large built-in TV provides entertainment during transit.