It will be a “monocat” and it will be called Sun Loft: here is Jeanneau’s new idea

Space, is one of the buzzwords of the cruising boat world, which today finds itself interpreting a growing segment of the public that wants to experience the boat for many months of the year, becoming in effect the second, if not first, home. Volumes then become critical, and who but the world of cruising multihulls best meets these needs? It is precisely from the idea of spaces behind the world of catamarans that Jeanneau decided to “contaminate” the design of cruising monohulls with the concept of the two-hulled world boat. The result is a“monohull,” or rather the new Monocat, the project to be called the Sun Loft with which Jeanneau intends to present an interesting novelty to the market.

In fact, the idea is to bring to a single hull the level of comfort and space of a catamaran cruiser, thus a boat with a very pronounced width, capable of accommodating 4 cabins on measurements of just over 12 meters, with a deckhouse partly reminiscent of the living quarters of catamarans and the maneuvers deferred to a fly bridge.


The signature on Jeanneau’s Monocat, the richest preview of which will be presented on April 25, will be by the “archistar” Philippe Briand, who has already signed so many successful models of the shipyard, recent and past, contributing just in the last seasons with some design innovations to characterize in a modern sense the latest Vendeano’s house. We are referring, for example, to the innovative step down from the cockpit to the deck seen on the new Sun Odyssey, which allows for no jump between the two levels, a solution that could also be taken up on the new “Monocat” to give stylistic continuity with the other models in the range.

A boat designed for families, for those who like to spend many days a year at sea, and of course also designed for the charter market. It is no coincidence that a company like Dream Yacht Charter, a world leader in chartering, has already booked 35 boats from the new Sun Loft .


Atoll 43, the predecessor of a Monocat, produced by Dufour

Another French giant had already tried this in the past, we refer to Dufour‘s Atoll 43, designed by legendary nautical industrialist Olivier Poncin in 1998. A boat that had the deckhouse of a catamaran with a decidedly XXL Width. At the time it was produced in 40 units.

On the market today, one of the shipyards whose boats come closest to this concept is undoubtedly Moody, whose deck saloon deckhouses are already very reminiscent of catamarans, as are their interior volumes.





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