For the One of a Kind!
1999 -2014 - Celebrating our 15th Anniversary!
The extraordinary Illuminations A-Foil Catamaran!
100' (30m) BENTLEY Yachts Illuminations
The first A-Foil Catamaran Mega Yacht in the world!
(Now also available with the exclusive QUAD Variable Draft SWATH hull)
Yacht Concept, Design
& Interior: John F. Rodrigues
Engineered by: BENTLEY Yachts Engineering Team
Delivery: 18 months
Construction: BENTLEY Marine exclusive Aluminum & Titanium Alloys
Engine: Twin BENTLEY Marine BM-ST18R Gas Turbines
Fuel Type: Diesel, Biodiesel or LNG (Non-flammable Cryogenic Liquefied Natural Gas)
The revolutionary Design of BENTLEY YACHTS Illuminations brings new light into yachting. - The sleek silver metallic A-Foil Catamaran yacht adds new perspectives into yachting through the extensive use of innovative window designs and glass floors made of a special lightweight electronically controlled luminescent glass that will change the way one feels and interacts with the sea onboard a yacht forever!
Although all BENTLEY YACHTS interior concepts are well secured secrets only personally revealed to our clients, Yacht Developer John F. Rodrigues could not resist describing the stunning interior of Illuminations to the world ! We are sure that some copycat yacht designers in the industry will quickly try to trade on our intellectual property on this one too, just watch!
With more natural light than any other yacht ever conceived, Illuminations innovative Design makes extensive use of glass not only in windows, but also in floors, thus making you feel that you are virtually floating in between the sky and the sea, providing an incredible sensation of lightness from no matter where you position yourself onboard.
The main salon is strategically located forward, just below the upper windshield, providing ocean views from every possible angle. Look up and you will see the sky through the upper windshield, look forward and you will find a giant convex angled windshield that deflects the wind reducing the air resistance at high speeds and look sideways and you will find two enormous arrow shaped windows that reach from the floor to the ceiling and continues as a skylight aft and to the outside, over the walkways.
Continuing on the main deck, you will find yourself walking on glass floors, forward on the main salon and aft at the formal dining area, that will allow you to have the incredible and unforgettable experience of being able to watch the most beautiful corals and ocean floors of the world or simply the waves passing by at 50knots without spilling your drink - A-Foil technology takes care of the smooth ride at such high speeds in seas up to 6ft.
Four large staterooms are also located on the wide 28.4ft (8.6m) wide main deck. They incorporate floor-to-ceiling electronically controlled luminescent windows for breath taking ocean views and slide open into the walkway which doubles as a balcony.
Aft, on the main deck, you will find an open galley and the formal dining room all surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that can slide completely open for an "Al fresco" lunch or dinner experience. This whole area also floats in between the ocean and the sky, thus featuring a glass floor and being directly under the artistic glass floor from the upper deck. The amount of light passing through the artistic glass ceiling during the day is also electronically controlled.
The "Top of the World" master suite with 360º Ocean views is located on the upper deck directly under the giant sliding luminescent skylight. The master suite is surrounded by mirrored glass windows forward and aft that give you total privacy and yet allow you to see the action at the forward salon immediately below, while taking a good look at the ocean below through the salon's glass floor. The captain seats on a floating island helm station located forward to the master suite and connected to it by means of a glass bridge. From the aft windows of the master suite you can see 180º ocean views and what is going on the upper glass deck entertaining area, who is in the Jacuzzi, or if people are already seated in the formal dining room waiting for you.
Illuminations unmatched seakeeping at high speeds is assured by the advanced A-Foil hydrofoil system which, combined with computer controlled transom vertical interceptors blades and Ventilated Water Jets turned by vibration free and smoke free whisper quiet BENTLEY MARINE turbines, form an unbeatable package. Shallow draft operation is instantaneously achieved by tilting the retractable foils upward, which reduces the draft from 9ft (2.7m) to a negligible 5.6ft (1.7m), thus providing unrestricted access to any shallow water ports and destinations.
A low profile wide beam catamaran tender is stored at the transom center garage, while two large jet skis are stored on the catamaran hull transom garages.
So where is the crew? Although Illuminations is the first yacht entirely conceived to be operated by its owners and families who want the utmost privacy, we have included two separate crew's quarters on the hulls to accommodate up to four crew. For aesthetic reasons, the crew's quarters portholes are facing each other under the catamaran tunnel.
This sensational yacht marks a breakthrough in Yacht Design and cutting-edge marine technologies. Illuminations is equipped with BENTLEY MARINE's exclusive fly-by-wire controls, concealed navigation equipment and electronics that enhance the flow of its exterior lines and are remotely controlled by a network of computers and touch screen monitors that can turn every single light, machinery and equipment onboard with the touch of a screen. Other exciting features are the Head-up Displays that project vital navigation information on the windshield for all to see and an optional dynamic positioning system that keeps the yacht in place by GPS without the need of anchors.
Illuminations is a BENTLEY YACHTS Masterpiece conceived, designed and engineered for those few who want to move ahead of their time with unparalleled class and prestige!
For more info please contact us +1 (904) 584-2528
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