New Zealand-based shipyard, Pachoud Motoryachts, is currently working on the construction of the all-new 24m Exploration HeliCat yacht, superbly penned by Jutson Power Cats. Scheduled for launch in September 2014, the innovative 24m Jutson Long Range Cruising Yacht is full of unique features that will ensure a high level of autonomy, with a range in excess of 2500 NM.
The helicopter deck has a sliding landing pad for maximum clearance when landing as well as a 500g refueling facility. While the 24m Jutson Exploration HeliCat superyacht is purposely suited to suit a range of smaller machines she will be launched with a Hughes MD500. Obstructions such as the radar arch slide forward for optimal clearance during take off and landing.
The 24m Jutson Exploration HeliCat yacht also sports a custom landing craft tender that will transport 2 Honda 230 motorbikes which are handled with a dedicated crane system discreetly built in to the aft deck overhead. For non motorised exploration there are two Hobie Triaks stored in the transom face locker and easily launched with the hydraulic tender platform.
The interior of the 24m Jutson Long Range Cruising Yacht is based around a sumptuous main deck stateroom with an additional three guest cabins and crew cabin below. Power will be by 2 MAN R6 800 diesel engines.
Technical Specifications of the 24m Jutson Exploration HeliCat Yacht:
Designer Scott Jutson
Construction Epoxy Composite
Cruise Speed 12 knots
Max Speed 20 knots
Displacement 70 tonne
Engines 2 x 800hp MAN R6-800