The Orphie boats adventure
Jean Marc Piaton and Clément Bercault, designers and naval architects, designed the Orphie 29′ from a blank page. They were guided by three criteria: Functionality, integrating the essential services for a day of coastal and summer cruising, taking between 6 and 10 people on board. The 100% electric propulsion, a real technical challenge combining speed, distance, autonomy and battery weight, with the objective of reaching the pleasant cruising speed of 8-12nd to cover the 30 nautical miles that make for a beautiful day at sea. Moreover, the ability to reach 17-20 knots over a short period of time makes the boat fun and very reassuring in case of heavy seas. The desire to design a beautiful, simple, elegant, efficient and functional object, adapted to the evolution of uses, using sustainable and environmentally friendly construction materials.
Why a trimaran?
Energy saving To save as much energy as possible when moving through the water, the weight rests on not two but three tapered hulls that split the water instead of pushing it. In the search for lightness, the hulls have been built in marine plywood, connected by carbon beams and trampoline canvas (hobbie cat style). The space To provide, for equal length, an unparalleled amount of available surface area, taking advantage of a large trampoline canvas surface to sit on. The illustration of this size: a rectangular table of 200 x 80 cm for lunch in the shade, installed on comfortable benches and seats! Goodbye to picnics on your knees or tables for 4… Aesthetics – A simple shape adapted to the uses: sunbathing, sea bathing, aperitif and meal in the shade, cabin, dry storage space, toilet, small bench for children for example. – A timeless aesthetic with atypical proportions for a unique, ecological experience, without fuel consumption and with a totally different living space.