The IceCat Sixtyfour is the younger sister of the IceCat 72. The 64 also represents a definite step forward in catamaran design and is the result of a successful meeting between Ice Yachts and the Micheletti+Partners studio.
IceCat Sixtyfour is a sailing catamaran with a very sleek, streamlined hull lines. It is characterized by an almost minimal formal cleanliness and practical essentiality in the service of maximum performance. The sought-after sportiness and ergonomics of every nook and cranny allows a boat with such excellent sailing characteristics to encompass the comforts that a multihull. The deck is spotlessly clean and essential, allowing for instrumentation, controls, and rigging where they are needed, leaving plenty of room for guests and crew.
The cockpit, at the same level as the dinette, creates a total continuity between inside and outside, usable in any condition and in maximum safety. The boat is high on the water with lots of volume in the hulls, and the powerful hulls are designed to minimize the risk of gaveling.
Speaking of exterior design, the large windows on the broadside provide very high brightness and contact with the sea.
The IceCat Sixtyfour seeks outstanding performance, both under sail and motor, also linked to excellent interior habitability, which is indispensable today, are the elements that most engaged us in the realization of this project.
In a catamaran of this type, where clearly the search for minimum resistance is the necessary basis for high performance, we carried out complex research to ensure adequate interior volumes as well, searching for an ideal compromise that would allow space for both aspects. This was made possible by combining a thin, submerged live opus with a wider dead opus, taking advantage of the chine running along the slightly flared sides, to arrive at the lowest possible drag, given good interior volumes and a wide, livable deck.
In terms of volume distribution, at the longitudinal level, we chose to keep the ends rather “full,” increasing longitudinal inertia. This solution, in addition to decreasing the risk of “nose diving,” offers the advantage of eliminating an annoying “aft trim” during powered sailing.
The bows are typical of any “wave piercer” hull, and the bow wheel, as well as the transom, are slightly submerged.