BlackCat 30: comfort and luxury on a small scale

The new compact catamaran of the studio m2atelier for BlackCat Superyachts combines high performance with refined interiors for a welcoming residential atmosphere 


A compact volume, without sacrificing high performance, elegant lines or luxurious details: it’s BlackCat 30, the cruising catamaran with a length of 30 meters by BlackCat Superyachts. The interior design is by Marijana Radovic and Marco Bonelli of m2atelier, who explain: “We wanted to have the atmosphere of a loft, with open, interacting areas, lots of glass for light and enjoyment of the outdoor spaces. The result is a cozy, refined, sophisticated but essential setting.”

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The architects have already worked with the BlackCat Superyachts team on previous projects, with lengths of 50 and 35 meters: “This time the challenge was to convey a perception of freedom of use for the space, as in the larger models. For smaller boats, it is always very difficult to combine spatial requirements with the technical obstacles typical of nautical design.”

The studio makes the most of indoor-outdoor dialogue: “We always create clean, essential lines that enhance the space and its relationship with the outside. In the case of the catamaran, where exterior and interior exist in symbiosis, we have worked in tune with the lines of the hull and the performance requirements. Everything has been custom designed and every detail maximizes the use of every centimeter. We have used superlight or lightened materials, in curved, ergonomic and essential forms.

The external teak extends naturally inside, precisely due to this desire for total indoor-outdoor continuity. The external lines have also been the inspiration for some of the internal details. The interior is completely integrated with the hull, but without sacrificing a residential atmosphere.”

Many of the features make this boat truly unique: “Materials, finishes and technologies of the latest generation provide performance, strength and lightness, while conveying a sense of natural simplicity. The teak in certain areas has been treated with nano-tech products to achieve eternal natural appearance and strength; some of the finishes simulate – visually and in tactile terms – the effect of raw cement, which does not precisely belong to the nautical world. The various level shifts are resolved with a focus on continuity, avoiding awkward narrow ladders and taking a more ‘architectural’ approach with long, sinuous platforms to accentuate fluidity and natural movement.”

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For the furnishings: “The Tilt chairs we have designed for Giorgetti, whose innovative rocking mechanism mounted on the base in walnut is a clear reference to the helms of sailboats, keeping the chair stable even with the rocking of the boat.”